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Genus Tessellana

Shield-backed Katydid - Tessellana tessellata - female grasshopper? - Tessellana tessellata - female Brown-spotted Bush-cricket juvenile - Tessellana tessellata young Brown-spotted Bush-cricket  - Tessellana tessellata Cleaning a foot - Tessellana tessellata Shield Katydid - Tessellana tessellata Tessellana tellata - Tessellana tessellata - female Tessellana tessellata - Brown-spotted Bush-cricket Nymph - Tessellana tessellata - male
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 Tettigoniinae (Shield-backed Katydids)
Genus Tessellana
Numbers
8 spp. total(1), one in our area (introduced)
Range
native to the Palearctic(1), 1 sp. introduced to CA from so. Europe