ORT Tettigoniidae Orchelimum nigripes
ORT Tettigoniidae Neoconocephalus robustus
ORT Tettigoniidae Neoconocephalus retusus
ORT Tettigoniidae Neoconocephalus nebrascensis
The fork-tailed bush katydid was sitting on my window near the front door of my home. It was distinctly a very lime green color.
Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush-crickets. There are more than 6,400 species. Part of the suborder Ensifera, it is the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. The name is derived from the genus Tettigonia, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1748. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets and weta than to any type of grasshopper. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly...