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Species Phaneroptera nana - Mediterranean Katydid

Ortoptera Grasshopper - Phaneroptera nana - female Phaneroptera nana? - Phaneroptera nana - female Katydid nymph - Phaneroptera nana Phaneroptera nymph - Phaneroptera nana Mediterranean Katydid - Phaneroptera nana - female Small Grasshopper from Northern CA Garden - Phaneroptera nana - female presumably Scudderia - Phaneroptera nana - female Possible Phaneropterine katydid - Phaneroptera nana
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Tettigoniidea (Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives)
Family Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Subfamily Phaneropterinae (Phaneropterine Katydids)
Genus Phaneroptera
Species nana (Mediterranean Katydid)
Other Common Names
Four-spot Bush Cricket
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phaneroptera nana Fieber 1853
Explanation of Names
"nana" is a Latin adjective derived from Greek nanos (νανος)- "dwarf"
Nymphs of this species are very similar to nymphs of Scudderia spp., but have more and narrower black rings around the antennae than any Scudderia nymphs in the same area.
Europe; seems to have been introduced multiple times in the U.S. Initially recorded from the Bay Area of California and Hollywood. It was then found in NY as of 2007, followed by NJ as of 2012, PA as of 2015, and MA as of 2017, and seems to be slowly extending its range in the northeast. Generally restricted to areas in and around large cities.
Introduced from Europe perhaps since the 1930s.
See Also
Scudderia are similar.
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