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Species Pediodectes nigromarginatus - Black-margined Shieldback

Shield-backed Katydid - Pediodectes nigromarginatus - female 6024307 - Pediodectes nigromarginatus - male ß - Pediodectes nigromarginatus - male big female hopper, side view - Pediodectes nigromarginatus - female big female hopper, dorsal view - Pediodectes nigromarginatus - female Shield-Backed Katydid?  - Pediodectes nigromarginatus - female Help with ID please - Pediodectes nigromarginatus - male TX - Grasshopper - Pediodectes nigromarginatus
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 Tettigoniinae (Shield-backed Katydids)
Genus Pediodectes
Species nigromarginatus (Black-margined Shieldback)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Orchesticus nigromarginatus Caudell 1902
9 spp. n. of Mex. - SINA
Apr-Oct (BG data)
Type locality: Texas
Print References
Caudell, A.N. 1902. Notes on Orthoptera from Oklahoma and Indian Territory, with descriptions of three new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 28: 83-91.