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Subfamily Phaneropterinae - Phaneropterine Katydids

Katydid - Scudderia furcata - male Mysterious flattened eggs - Microcentrum Katydid nymph - Phaneroptera nana Lesser angle-winged katydid  - Microcentrum retinerve - male Unknown katydid - Scudderia furcata - female Katydid mimicking seed pod - Scudderia - female katydid nymph in garden - Phaneroptera nana Katydid nymph ? Which species ? - Scudderia mexicana
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)
Other Common Names
False Katydids
Numbers
67 species in 14 genera north of Mexico (1)
Identification
Tympana on foretibia exposed; forewings shorter than hindwings (1)

Overview of Genera:

Amblycorypha - 15 species, eastern and central U.S.

Arethaea - 14 species, southern U.S.

Brachyinsara - 1 species, CA

Insara - 6 species, southwestern U.S.

Inscudderia - 3 species, southeastern U.S.

Leptophyes - 1 species (European), sporadically introduced in NE U.S. and Canada

Microcentrum - 6 species, most of U.S. except for far north

Montezumina - 1 species, southeastern U.S.

Obolopteryx - 7 species, southwestern U.S.

Phaneroptera - 2 species (European), introduced on the west coast, NE U.S., and southern FL

---no image--- Phrixa - 1 species, south FL

--no image--- Planipollex - 1 species, south TX

Platylyra - 1 species, CA

Scudderia - 8 species, entire U.S.

Stilpnochlora - 1 species, FL

Turpilia - 1 species, FL

Turpiliodes - 1 species, TX, potentially spreading
Print References
(2)
Arnett, p. 160 (3)
Brunner von Wattenwyl. 1878. Monographie der Phaneropteriden 246. (Biodiversity Heritage library)
Tinkham ER. 1948. Faunistic and ecological studies on the Orthoptera of the Big Bend Region of Trans-Pecos Texas with especial reference to the orthopteran zones and faunae of Midwestern North America. Am Midl Nat 40: 521-663.
Internet References
Singing Insects of North America: subfamily account and key to genera
Works Cited
1.Singing Insects of North America
2.Orthoptera of North-Eastern America
W. S. Blatchley. 1920. The Nature Publishing Company.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.