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Species Microcentrum rhombifolium - Greater Angle-wing Katydid

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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)
Species rhombifolium (Greater Angle-wing Katydid)
Other Common Names
Broad-winged Katydid
There are six species of Microcentrum in the U.S.
52-63 mm
Note front margin of pronotum differentiates from Microcentrum retinerve, see SINA.
Eastern and southwestern U.S.
Associated with deciduous trees and shrubs in varied habitats.
Adults active in late summer and fall. September-November (Michigan).
Life Cycle
Life cycle here:

Eggs, with an exit hole of Anastatus, a eupelmid wasp parasitoid:

Adults live about 2-3 months. Hatchlings take about 2 months to mature. This species rarely has problems with molting.
Males make a rhythmic, even tic, tic, tic, tic, song that goes for 10 to 20 clicks.
Print References
Capinera, pp. 157-158, plate 35 (1)
Helfer, p. 247, fig. 425 (2)
Bland, p. 162--color photos of male, female (3)
Taber & Fleenor, p. 167-168 (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
2.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Extension.
4.Insects of the Texas Lost Pines (W.L. Moody, Jr., Natural History Series, No. 33)
Stephen W. Taber, Scott B. Fleenor. 2003. M University Press.