Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Odontoxiphidium apterum - Wingless Meadow Katydid

Unk. Orthopteran - Odontoxiphidium apterum - male Nymph - Odontoxiphidium apterum - female Striped - Odontoxiphidium apterum - female Striped - Odontoxiphidium apterum - female Orthoperan Instar ID request - Odontoxiphidium apterum - male Wingless Meadow Katydid - Odontoxiphidium apterum - male Katydid nymph - Odontoxiphidium apterum - male Odontoxiphidium apterum - 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 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
Numbers
The only species in this genus in the U.S.
Size
9-19 mm (1)
Identification
Male forewings shorter than pronotum (female forewings concealed by pronotum):

Male cercus with 2 teeth as opposed to 1 in Conocephalus and Orchelimum:
Range
Southeastern US: Tennessee, southern North Carolina, south to Mississippi, Florida.
Remarks
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.