Scudder’s bush katydid

(Scudderia spp.)

Overview
Scudder’s bush katydid (Scudderia sp.)
Photo by Luciearl
  Scudderia is a genus of broad-winged katydids. They occur throughout North America from southern Canada to southern Mexico. There are at least 21 species worldwide, 8 species in North America north of Mexico, and 5 species in Minnesota. They are found in deciduous forests, woodlands, and shrublands. Nymphs feed mostly on flowers. Adults feed on the leaves of a variety of plants, especially deciduous woody plants.      
           
 
Description
 
 

Adult Scudder’s bush katydids have very long legs and narrow straight wings. On nymphs, the antennae have black and white bands, and have a small pointed projection between the antennae bases.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 27, 29, 30, 82.

 
  11/2/2020      
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, katydids)  
 

Suborder

Ensifera (crickets and katydids)  
 

Infraorder

Tettigoniidea  
 

Superfamily

Tettigonioidea  
 

Family

Tettigoniidae (katydids)  
 

Subfamily

Phaneropterinae (broad-winged katydids)  
 

Tribe

Scudderiini  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

broad-winged bush katydid (Scudderia pistillata)

curve-tailed bush katydid (Scudderia curvicauda)

fork-tailed bush katydid (Scudderia furcata)

Mexican bush katydid (Scudderia mexicana)

northern bush katydid (Scudderia septentrionalis)

southeastern bush katydid (Scudderia cuneata)

Texas bush katydid (Scudderia texensis)

Treetop bush katydid (Scudderia fasciata)

 
       
 

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Common Names

 
 

bush katydid

Scudder’s bush katydid

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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I found these after the rain today just west of Houston.

 
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  Scudder's Bush Katydid (Tettigoniidae: Scudderia) Camouflaged Nymph
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About

Published on Jul 6, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (05 July 2009). "The mind is an Enchanting thing / like the glaze on a katydid-wing / subdivided by sun / till the nettings are legion." --Marianne Moore

 
  Scudder's Bush Katydid (Tettigoniidae: Scudderia) on Window Pane
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
About

Published on Aug 12, 2010

Photographed at the Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (11 August 2010).

 
  Scudderia species (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae)
DiegoDCvids
 
   
 
About

Published on Aug 14, 2014

Gafanhoto-folha, Gafanhoto verde, katydids or bush crickets, long-horned grasshoppers, Scudderia species (Orthoptera → Tettigoniidae → Phaneropterinae)

DiegoDCvids: Playlist: Orthoptera:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJc7NDSasXA9bA-FMEZnMuomLrzrWDxkF

original videos filmings, 3D modelings, arts animations created and directed by Diego da Cruz Pereira © DiegoDCvids

 
       

 

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  Mike Poeppe
7/7/2021

Location: west of Houston, MN

I found these after the rain today just west of Houston.

Scudder’s bush katydid (Scudderia sp.)  
  Alfredo Colon
8/9/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

Scudder’s bush katydid (Scudderia sp.)  
  Luciearl
8/6/2019

Location: Cass County

Scudder’s bush katydid (Scudderia sp.)  
  Alfredo Colon
8/4/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

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