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Species Scudderia septentrionalis - Northern Bush Katydid

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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 Phaneropterinae (Phaneropterine Katydids)
Genus Scudderia (Bush Katydids)
Species septentrionalis (Northern Bush Katydid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scudderia septentrionalis (Serville)
Orig. Comb: Phaneroptera septentrionalis Serville 1839
Explanation of Names
"septentrionalis" - northern
Male supra-anal plate truncated:
ne US (NE-NC-ME-MN) - Map (1)(SINA)
Generally in canopies of deciduous trees. Comes to lights.
Often referred to as rare in much of the early literature, but can be locally common.
considered by VA to be a Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) (2)
Internet References
Song and other info at Songs of Insects
Works Cited
1.Guide to Night-Singing Insects of the Northeast
Michael DiGiorgio & John Himmelman. 2009. Stackpole Books.
2.Virginia "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN)