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Species Conocephalus attenuatus - Long-tailed Meadow Katydid

Conocephalus strictus? - Conocephalus attenuatus - female Conocephalus strictus? - Conocephalus attenuatus - female Insect ID at Cuyahoga Valley NP, OH.  - Conocephalus attenuatus - male Conocephalus attenuatus - female Conocephalus attenuatus - female Conocephalus attenuatus - female Conocephalus attenuatus - male Katydid - Conocephalus attenuatus - female
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 Conocephalinae (Coneheads and Meadow Katydids)
Tribe Conocephalini (Meadow Katydids)
Genus Conocephalus (Lesser Meadow Katydids)
Species attenuatus (Long-tailed Meadow Katydid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Conocephalus attenuatus (Scudder 1869)
Identification
Typically either all red or red with green limbs.
Range
Nebraska east to MA, north to Quebec
Habitat
Appears to be a sedge/cattail marsh specialist.
See Also
C. strictus has a similarly long, thin ovipositor.