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Species Odontoxiphidium apterum - Wingless Meadow Katydid

Female Conocephalus? Top Rear View - Odontoxiphidium apterum - female Striped - Odontoxiphidium apterum - female Meadow Katydid - Odontoxiphidium apterum - female Wingless Meadow Katydid - Odontoxiphidium apterum - male unknown cricket - Odontoxiphidium apterum - male Odontoxiphidium apterum - male Odontoxiphidium apterum - male Katydid - Odontoxiphidium apterum - male
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 Conocephalinae (Coneheads and Meadow Katydids)
Tribe Conocephalini (Meadow Katydids)
Genus Odontoxiphidium
Species apterum (Wingless Meadow Katydid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Odontoxiphidium apterum Morse 1901
The only species in this genus in the U.S.
9-19 mm (1)
Male forewings shorter than pronotum (female forewings concealed by pronotum):

Male cercus with 2 teeth as opposed to 1 in Conocephalus and Orchelimum:
Southeastern US: Tennessee, southern North Carolina, south to Mississippi, Florida.
This little species does in fact have wings (albeit extremely short ones), contrary to the common name.
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.