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Genus Microcentrum - Angle-wing Katydids

Big Katydid - Microcentrum californicum - male 8008712 - Microcentrum rhombifolium - male Green Hopper - Microcentrum retinerve unknown nest on reed - Microcentrum rhombifolium Microcentrum rhombifolium? - Microcentrum rhombifolium - male Lesser Angle-winged Katydid Nymph - Lateral - Microcentrum retinerve katydid? - Microcentrum - female Leaf Bug Near Trees in Backyard  - Microcentrum retinerve - female
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 Microcentrum (Angle-wing Katydids)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microcentrum Scudder, 1862
6 spp. in our area(1), 34 total(2)
The two most common and widespread species are distinguished by the presence/absence of a median tooth at the front of the pronotum:
M. rhombifolium (tooth present) M. retinerve (no tooth)
New World, mostly Neotropical; in our area, e. & so. US (only M. rhombifolium and M. retinerve widespread)(2)
Life Cycle
photos of eggs and a nymph: