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Katydids
Katydid
Katydid
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Superfamily: Tettigonioidea
Family: Tettigoniidae
Krauss, 1902
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Katydid is the common name of insects belonging to the Ensiferan family Tettigoniidae (the sole extant member of the superfamily Tettigonioidea), which contains over 6,800 species. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1015x1600, 206 KB)Grasshopper on a rock File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms (as opposed to folk taxonomy). ... Phyla Subregnum Parazoa Porifera (sponges) Subregnum Agnotozoa Placozoa (trichoplax) Orthonectida (orthonectids) Rhombozoa (dicyemids) Subregnum Eumetazoa Radiata (unranked) (radial symmetry) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anemones) Bilateria (unranked) (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (parasitic to flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... Subphyla and Classes Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Trilobita - Trilobites (extinct) Subphylum Chelicerata Arachnida - Spiders, Scorpions, etc. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets... Suborders and families Suborder Ensifera - crickets Superfamily Gryllacroidea Gryllacrididae - camel crikets Rhaphidophoridae - cave crickets Schizodactylidae - dune crickets Stenopelmatidae - king crickets Superfamily Grylloidea Gryllidae - true crickets Gryllotalpidae - mole cricket Mogoplistidae Myrmecophilidae Superfamily Tettigonioidea Anostostomatidae - king crickets Bradyporidae - armoured crickets Haglidae Phaneropteridae Tettigoniidae - katydids, koringkrieks Suborder Caelifera - grasshoppers, locusts Superfamily Acridoidea Acrididae... Sub-orders Cooloolidae Anostostomatidae Gryllacrididae Gryllidae Gryllotalpidae Haglidae Mogoplistidae Myrmecophilidae Rhaphidophoridae Stenopelmatidae Tettigoniidae Ensifera is a suborder of the order Orthoptera, comprising insects commonly known as Crickets. ... Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Classes & Orders See taxonomy Insects are invertebrate animals of the Class Insecta, the largest and (on land) most widely-distributed taxon within the phylum Arthropoda. ... Sub-orders Cooloolidae Anostostomatidae Gryllacrididae Gryllidae Gryllotalpidae Haglidae Mogoplistidae Myrmecophilidae Rhaphidophoridae Stenopelmatidae Tettigoniidae Ensifera is a suborder of the order Orthoptera, comprising insects commonly known as Crickets. ...


Also known as "long horned grasshoppers" and "bush crickets", the term "katydid" is used mainly in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The name "katydid" comes from the sound produced by species of the North American genus Pterophylla (literally "winged leaf"). The males of katydids have sound-producing (stridulating) organs located on the hind angles of their front wings, which in some species produce sound supposedly like "Katy did, Katy didn't", hence the name. In some species females are also capable of stridulation. Families Acrididae Charilaidae Dericorythidae Eumastacidae Euschmidtiidae Lathiceridae Lentulidae Lithidiidae Ommexechidae Pamphagidae Pneumoridae Pyrgacrididae Pyrgomorphidae Romaleidae Tanaoceridae Tetrigidae Thericleidae Tridactylidae Tristiridae The Caelifera are a family of herbivorous insects of the order Orthoptera, commonly called grasshoppers in English. ... A tree cricket sitting on a leaf. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a taxonomic grouping. ... In biology, an organ (Latin: organum, instrument, tool) is a group of tissues that perform a specific function or group of functions. ... A schematic representation of hearing. ... Stridulation is the production of sounds by rubbing two parts of the body together; this mechanism is best known in crickets, grasshoppers, and cicadas. ...


There are about 255 species in North America, but the majority of species live in the tropical regions of the world. In biology, a species is the basic unit of biodiversity. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ...


The diet of katydids includes leaves, flowers, bark, and seeds, but many species are exclusively predaceous, feeding on other insects, snails or even small vertebrates such as snakes and lizards. They are also considered a pest by commercial crop growers and are sprayed to limit growth. In nutrition, the diet is the sum of the food consumed by an organism. ... Leaves are an Icelandic five-piece alternative rock band who came to prominence in 2002 with their debut album, Breathe, drawing comparisons to groups such as Coldplay and Doves. ... Wildflowers A flower is the reproductive organ of those plants classified as angiosperms ( flowering plants; Division Magnoliophyta). ... Bark is the outermost layer of stems and roots of woody plants such as trees. ... This writeup is about biological seeds; for other meanings see Seed (disambiguation). ... This snapping turtle is trying to make a meal of a Canada goose, but the goose is too wary. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets... Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica) The name snail applies to most members of the molluscan Class Gastropoda that have coiled shells. ... Typical classes Petromyzontidae (lampreys) Placodermi - extinct Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Acanthodii - extinct Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish) Actinistia (coelacanths) Dipnoi (lungfish) Amphibia (amphibians) Reptilia (reptiles) Aves (birds) Mammalia (mammals) Vertebrata is a subphylum of chordates, specifically, those with backbones or spinal columns. ...


The spikeheaded katydid is somewhat notorious for its singularity. The plantlike appearance of the spikeheaded katydid allows it to blend in with the vegetation on which it lives, and the spikes discourage potential predators.


Subfamilies

  • Family Tettigoniidae
    • Conocephalinae - Meadow katydids
    • Copiphorinae - Coneheaded katydids
    • Agraeciinae - Jewel katydids
    • Listroscelidinae - Predaceous katydids
    • Hetrodinae - Armoured ground katydids
    • Bradyporinae - Walking katydids
    • Mecopodinae - Sylvan katydids
    • Phyllophorinae - Helmet katydids
    • Microtettigoniinae - Micro katydids
    • Tympanophorinae - Balloon-winged katydids
    • Lipotactinae - Big-eyed katydids
    • Zaprochilinae - Pollen katydids
    • Austrosaginae - Australian katydids
    • Phasmodinae - Walking-stick katydids
    • Acridoxeninae - Dry leaf katydids
    • Ephippigerinae - Saddle-backed katydids
    • Meconematinae - Quiet-calling katydids
    • Phaneropterinae - False katydids
    • Pseudophyllinae - True katydids
    • Saginae - Stick katydids
    • Tettigoniinae - Shield-backed katydids.,m.,m.,

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