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Species Phaneroptera nana - Mediterranean Katydid

Bug on my Tomato Plant - Phaneroptera nana Immature katydid, did I did that right? - Phaneroptera nana - female Lunchtime! - Phaneroptera nana - female Not aphids? - Phaneroptera nana Scudderia  furcata ?? - Phaneroptera nana - male green insect - Phaneroptera nana - female Katydid nymph - Phaneroptera nana What's kind of Katydid  - Phaneroptera nana - male
Classification
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"
Identification
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.
Range
Bay Area of California and Hollywood.
Found in NY as of 2007, NJ as of 2012, PA as of 2015, and MA as of 2017. Seems to be slowly extending its range.
Remarks
Introduced from Europe perhaps since 1930s.
See Also
Scudderia are similar.
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