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Conocephalini - meadow katydids Meconematinae - quiet-calling katydids Pseudophyllinae - true katydids
Copiphorini - coneheaded katydids Phaneropterinae - false katydids Saginae - stick katydids 
Listroscelidinae - arid-land katydids  Prophalangopsidae - hump-winged grigs Tettigoniinae - shield-backed katydids

Checklist of Katydids North of Mexico

*In this checklist, an asterisk after the common name
of a species indicates that the Florida State Collection
of Arthropods
has one or more specimens of the species.


Few species of crickets and katydids have vernacular
names. The “common” names listed for each species
below are intended for use when the scientific name
for the species is inappropriate or insufficient.


Family Prophalangopsidae - hump-winged grigs
Cyphoderris buckelli - Buckell's grig*
Cyphoderris monstrosa - great grig*
Cyphoderris strepitans - sagebrush grig*


Family Tettigoniidae (all other katydids)
Tribe Conocephalini - meadow katydids
Conocephalus - lesser meadow katydids*
Conocephalus aigialus - seashore meadow katydid*
Conocephalus allardi - Allard's meadow katydid*
Conocephalus attenuatus - long-tailed meadow katydid*
Conocephalus brevipennis - short-winged meadow katydid*
Conocephalus cinereus - Caribbean meadow katydid*
Conocephalus dorsalis - Eurasian meadow katydid
Conocephalus fasciatus; - slender meadow katydid*
Conocephalus gracillimus - graceful meadow katydid*
Conocephalus hygrophilus  - Gulf meadow katydid*
Conocephalus nemoralis - woodland meadow katydid*
Conocephalus nigropleuroides - tidewater meadow katydid*
Conocephalus nigropleurum - black-sided meadow katydid*
Conocephalus occidentalis - Pacific meadow katydid*
Conocephalus resacensis - Brownsville meadow katydid
Conocephalus saltans - prairie meadow katydid*
Conocephalus spartinae - saltmarsh meadow katydid*
Conocephalus spinosus - San Diego meadow katydid
Conocephalus stictomerus - spotted-legged meadow katydid*
Conocephalus strictus - straight-lanced meadow katydid*
Odontoxiphidium apterum - wingless meadow katydid*
Orchelimum - greater meadow katydids*
Orchelimum agile - agile meadow katydid*
Orchelimum bradleyi - Bradley's meadow katydid*
Orchelimum bullatum - Texas meadow katydid*
Orchelimum campestre - dusky-faced meadow katydid*
Orchelimum carinatum - carinate meadow katydid*
Orchelimum concinnum - stripe-faced meadow katydid*
Orchelimum delicatum - delicate meadow katydid*
Orchelimum erythrocephalum - red-headed meadow katydid*
Orchelimum fidicinium - seaside meadow katydid*
Orchelimum gladiator - gladiator meadow katydid*
Orchelimum militare - military meadow katydid*
Orchelimum minor - lesser pine katydid*
Orchelimum nigripes - black-legged meadow katydid*
Orchelimum pulchellum - handsome meadow katydid*
Orchelimum silvaticum - long-spurred meadow katydid*
Orchelimum superbum - superb meadow katydid*
Orchelimum unispina - Arizona meadow katydid*
Orchelimum volantum - nimble meadow katydid*
Orchelimum vulgare - common meadow katydid*

Tribe Copiphorini - coneheaded katydids
Belocephalus - short-winged coneheads*
Belocephalus davisi - Davis's conehead*
Belocephalus micanopy - Pine Key conehead*
Belocephalus sabalis - palmetto conehead*
Belocephalus sleighti - Keys conehead*
Belocephalus subapterus - half-winged conehead*
Bucrates malivolans - cattail conehead*
Bucrates weissmani - Weissman's conehead*
Neoconocephalus - common coneheads*
Neoconocephalus affinis - rattler conehead*
Neoconocephalus bivocatus - false robust conehead*
Neoconocephalus caudellianus - Caudell's conehead*
Neoconocephalus ensiger - sword-bearing conehead*
Neoconocephalus exiliscanorus - slightly musical conehead*
Neoconocephalus lyristes - slender conehead*
Neoconocephalus maxillosus - Caribbean conehead*
Neoconocephalus melanorhinus - black-nosed conehead*
Neoconocephalus nebrascensis - Nebraska conehead*
Neoconocephalus pahayokee - Everglades conehead*
Neoconocephalus palustris - marsh conehead*
Neoconocephalus retusus - round-tipped conehead*
Neoconocephalus robustus - robust conehead*
Neoconocephalus triops - broad-tipped conehead*
Neoconocephalus velox - swift conehead*
Pyrgocorypha uncinata - hook-faced conehead*

Subfamily Phaneropterinae - false katydids
Amblycorypha - round-headed katydids*
Amblycorypha alexanderi - clicker round-winged katydid*
Amblycorypha arenicola - sandhill virtuoso katydid*
Amblycorypha bartrami - Bartram's round-winged katydid*
Amblycorypha cajuni - Cajun virtuoso katydid*
Amblycorypha carinata - carinate katydid*
Amblycorypha floridana - Florida false katydid*
Amblycorypha huasteca - Texas false katydid*
Amblycorypha insolita - Big Bend false katydid*
Amblycorypha longinicta - common virtuoso katydid*
Amblycorypha oblongifolia - oblong-winged katydid*
Amblycorypha parvipennis - western round-winged katydid*
Amblycorypha rivograndis - Rio Grande virtuoso katydid*
Amblycorypha rotundifolia - rattler round-winged katydid*
Amblycorypha uhleri - Uhler's virtuoso katydid*
Arethaea - thread-legged katydids*
Arethaea ambulator - walking thread-legged katydid
Arethaea arachnopyga - spider-tail thread-legged katydid*
Arethaea brevicauda - short-tail thread-legged katydid*
Arethaea carita - carita thread-legged katydid*
Arethaea constricta - constricted thread-legged katydid*
Arethaea coyotero - coyotero thread-legged katydid*
Arethaea gracilipes - thin-footed thread-legged katydid*
Arethaea grallator - stilt-walker katydid*
Arethaea mescalero - Mescalero thread-legged katydid
Arethaea phalangium - eastern thread-legged katydid*
Arethaea phantasma - Rio Grande thread-legged katydid*
Arethaea polingi - Poling's thread-legged katydid
Arethaea sellata - sellate thread-legged katydid
Arethaea semialata - semi-alate thread-legged katydid*
Brachyinsara hemiptera - least katydid
Insara - western bush katydids*
Insara apache - Apache bush katydid*
Insara covilleae - creosote bush katydid*
Insara elegans - elegant bush katydid*
Insara gemmicula - gemmate bush katydid
Insara juniperi - juniper bush katydid*
Insara tessellata - tessellate bush katydid
Inscudderia - cypress katydids*
Inscudderia strigata - guinea-cypress katydid*
Inscudderia taxodii - western cypress katydid*
Inscudderia walkeri - eastern cypress katydid*
Microcentrum - angle-wing katydids*
Microcentrum californicum - California angle-wing*
Microcentrum latifrons - southwestern angle-wing
Microcentrum louisianum - Louisiana angle-wing*
Microcentrum minus - Texas angle-wing
Microcentrum retinerve - lesser angle-wing*
Microcentrum rhombifolium - greater angle-wing*
Montezumina modesta - modest katydid*
Obolopteryx - short-winged katydids*
Obolopteryx brevihastata - common short-winged katydid*
Obolopteryx castanea - chestnut short-winged katydid*;
Obolopteryx catinata - spoon-tailed short-winged katydid
Obolopteryx emarginata - emarginate short-winged katydid*
Obolopteryx gladiator - gladiator short-winged katydid*;
Obolopteryx oreoeca - mountain-dwelling short-winged katydid*
Obolopteryx pollicifera - thumb-bearing short-winged katydid
Obolopteryx seeversi - Seever's short-winged katydid
Phaneroptera nana - Mediterranean katydid*
Phrixa maya - Yucatan katydid*
Platylyra californica - chaparral false katydid*
Scudderia - Scudder's bush katydids*
Scudderia cuneata - southeastern bush katydid*
Scudderia curvicauda - curve-tailed bush katydid*
Scudderia fasciata - treetop bush katydid*
Scudderia furcata - fork-tailed bush katydid*
Scudderia mexicana - Mexican bush katydid*
Scudderia pistillata - broad-winged bush katydid*
Scudderia septentrionalis - northern bush katydid*
Scudderia texensis - Texas bush katydid*
Stilpnochlora couloniana - giant katydid*
Turpilia rostrata - narrow-beaked katydid*  

Subfamily Pseudophyllinae - true katydids 
Lea floridensis - Florida true katydid*
Paracyrtophyllus - western true katydids*
Paracyrtophyllus excelsus - Chisos katydid*
Paracyrtophyllus robustus - truncated true katydid*
Pterophylla camellifolia - common true katydid*

Subfamily Tettigoniinae - shield-backed katydids;
Acrodectes philopagus - alpine shieldback*;
Aglaothorax diminutiva - diminutive shieldback
Aglaothorax gurneyi - Gurney's shieldback*
Aglaothorax longipennis - Malibu shieldback*
Aglaothorax morsei - Morse's shieldback*
Aglaothorax ovata - ovate shieldback*
Anabrus cerciata - big-tooth anabrus*
Anabrus longipes - long-legged anabrus*
Anabrus simplex - Mormon cricket*
Anabrus spokan - Spokan anabrus
Apote notabilis - notable apote*
Apote robusta - robust apote*
Ateloplus coconino - Coconino shieldback
Ateloplus hesperus - western shieldback
Ateloplus joaquin - Joaquin shieldback
Ateloplus luteus - yellow shieldback
Ateloplus minor - lesser shieldback
Ateloplus notatus - noted shieldback
Ateloplus schwarzi - Schwarz’s shieldback*
Ateloplus splendidus - splendid shieldback
Atlanticus - eastern shieldbacks*
Atlanticus americanus - American shieldback*
Atlanticus calcaratus - long-spurred shieldback*
Atlanticus dorsalis - gray shieldback*
Atlanticus gibbosus - robust shieldback*
Atlanticus glaber - smooth shieldback*
Atlanticus monticola - least shieldback*
Atlanticus testaceus - protean shieldback*
Capnobotes arizonensis - Arizona longwing*
Capnobotes attenuatus - slender longwing
Capnobotes bruneri - Bruner's longwing*
Capnobotes fuliginosus - sooty longwing*
Capnobotes granti - Grant's longwing*
Capnobotes occidentalis - western longwing*
Capnobotes spatulatus - spatulate longwing
Capnobotes unodontus - one-tooth longwing 
Clinopleura flavomarginata - yellow-margined shieldback 
Clinopleura infuscata - dusky shieldback*
Clinopleura melanopleura - black-sided shieldback
Clinopleura minuta - minute shieldback*
Cyrtophyllicus chlorum - chaparral shieldback*;
Decticita balli - Ball’s little shieldback*
Decticita brevicauda - short-tailed shieldback*
Decticita yosemite - Yosemite shieldback
Eremopedes balli - Ball’s shieldback*
Eremopedes bilineatus - two-lined shieldback*
Eremopedes californica - California shieldback
Eremopedes covilleae - creosote shieldback*
Eremopedes cryptoptera - cryptic-winged shieldback
Eremopedes cylindricerca - Flagstaff shieldback
Eremopedes ephippiata - saddled shieldback*
Eremopedes kelsoensis - Kelso shieldback
Eremopedes pintiati - Pintiati shieldback
Eremopedes scudderi - Scudder’s shieldback*
Hubbellia marginifera - pine katydid*
Idionotus brunneus - brown shieldback*
Idionotus incurvus - incurved shieldback
Idionotus lundgreni - Lundgren’s shieldback
Idionotus similis - similar shieldback
Idionotus siskiyou - Siskiyou shieldback*
Idionotus tehachapi - Tehachapi shieldback
Idionotus tuolumne - Tuolumne shieldback
Idiostatus aberrans - aberrant shieldback
Idiostatus aequalis - uniform shieldback*
Idiostatus apollo - Apollo shieldback
Idiostatus bechteli - Bechtel’s shieldback*
Idiostatus birchimi - Birchim’s shieldback
Idiostatus californicus - Pictet's’s shieldback
Idiostatus callimerus - pretty-thigh shieldback
Idiostatus chewaucan - Chewaucan shieldback
Idiostatus elegans - elegant shieldback*
Idiostatus fuscopunctatus - black-dotted shieldback
Idiostatus fuscus - dark shieldback*
Idiostatus goedeni - Goeden’s shieldback
Idiostatus gurneyi - Gurney’s shieldback*
Idiostatus hermannii - Herman’s shieldback*
Idiostatus inermis - unarmed shieldback
Idiostatus inermoides - Humboldt shieldback
Idiostatus inyo - Inyo shieldback*
Idiostatus kathleenae - Kathleen’s shieldback
Idiostatus magnificus - magnificent shieldback
Idiostatus major - greater shieldback*
Idiostatus martinellii - Martinell’s shieldback
Idiostatus middlekauffi - Middlekauff’s shieldback*
Idiostatus rehni - Rehn’s shieldback
Idiostatus variegatus - variegated shieldback*
Idiostatus viridis - green shieldback
Idiostatus wymorei - Wymore’s shieldback
Inyodectes pallidus - pallid shieldback
Inyodectes santarosae - Santa Rosa shieldback
Neduba carinata - keeled shieldback*
Neduba castanea - chestnut shieldback*
Neduba convexa - convex shieldback*
Neduba diabolica - diabolic shieldback*
Neduba extincta - extinct shieldback
Neduba macneilli - MacNeill’s shieldback
Neduba propsti - Propst’s shieldback
Neduba sierranus - Sierra shieldback*
Neduba steindachneri - Steindachner’s shieldback
Pediodectes
Pediodectes bruneri - Bruner's shieldback*
Pediodectes daedalus - Daedalus shieldback
Pediodectes grandis - grand shieldback*
Pediodectes haldemanii - Haldeman's shieldback*
Pediodectes mitchelli - Mitchell's shieldback
Pediodectes nigromarginatus - black-margined shieldback*
Pediodectes pratti - Pratt's shieldback
Pediodectes stevensoni - Stevenson's shieldback*
Pediodectes tinkhami - Tinkham's shieldback*
Peranabrus scabricollis - coulee cricket*
Phymonotus jacintotopos - San Jacinto shieldback
Plagiostira albonotata - white-marked shieldback*
Plagiostira gillettei - Gillette’s shieldback*
Plagiostira mescaleroensis - Mescalero shieldback*
Platyoplus gilaensis - Gila shieldback
Roeseliana roeselii - Roesel's katydid*
Sphagniana sphagnorum - bog katydid*
Steiroxys borealis - boreal shieldback*
Steiroxys pallidipalpus - pale-palped shieldback*
Steiroxys strepens - noisy shieldback*
Steiroxys trilineatus - three-lined shieldback*
Tessellana tessellata - tessellated shieldback*
Zacycloptera atripennis - black-winged shieldback*

Subfamily Listroscelidinae - arid-land katydids
Neobarrettia spinosa - greater arid-land katydid*
Neobarrettia victoriae - lesser arid-land katydid*

Subfamily Meconematinae - quiet-calling katydids
Meconema thalassinum - drumming katydid* 

Subfamily Saginae - stick katydids 
Saga pedo - matriarchal katydid* 

*In this checklist, an asterisk after the common name
of a species indicates that the Florida State Collection
of Arthropods
has one or more specimens of the species.