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Species Tessellana tessellata - Brown-spotted Bush-cricket

Grasshopper or katydid? - Tessellana tessellata Cricket? - Tessellana tessellata - female Cricket? - Tessellana tessellata - female Cleaning an antenna - Tessellana tessellata Katydid - Tessellana tessellata? - Tessellana tessellata - female Tessellana tessellata (Brown-Spotted Bush-Cricket) Female - Tessellana tessellata - female 3756 - Tessellana tessellata - male Shield-backed Katydid - Tessellana tessellata - 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 Tettigoniinae (Shield-backed Katydids)
Genus Tessellana
Species tessellata (Brown-spotted Bush-cricket)
Other Common Names
Tessellated Shieldback
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tessellana tessellata (Charpentier 1825)
Introduced from southern Europe into California, spreading into Oregon and Washington.
Dry grass meadows
Internet References
classification (Orthoptera Species File)