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Subfamily Pseudophyllinae - True Katydids

true or false? - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Common True Katydid - Pterophylla camellifolia - male Green form of Red Katydid - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - male Texas green bug Common True Katydid - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Green katydid-like insect - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Katydid? - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Pterophylla camellifolia? - Pterophylla camellifolia
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 Pseudophyllinae (True Katydids)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Subfamily also called Pterophyllinae.
Explanation of Names
Author of subfamily Pterophyllinae is Burmeister, 1838.
Numbers
SINA lists 3 genera (Lea 1 species, Paracyrtophyllus, 2 species, Pterophylla, 1 species) for a total of 4 species for North America.
Size
33-50 mm
Identification
See Singing Insects of North America key. Most prominent genus is Pterophylla.

Lea floridensis - FL and southern GA


Paracyrtophyllus excelsus - Chisos Mtns of TX


Paracyrtophyllus robustus - central TX


Pterophylla camellifolia - most of eastern U.S.
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Print References
Arnett, p. 161 (1)
Internet References
Singing Insects of North America: family account, key to genera.