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Subfamily Tettigoniinae in North America north of Mexico

There is no agreement on how many subfamilies of katydids should be recogonized and what they should be called. Until recently most of the North American species of Tettigoniinae were placed in Decticinae, a subfamily that is no longer recognized and whose species are now entirely within the subfamily Tettigoniinae (Otte 1997). Of the 123 species of North American Tettigoniinae, 120 were formerly in Decticinae. The three remaining species had originally been placed in the Decticinae, but Hubbellia marginifera was later moved to Tettigoniinae and two species of Neobarrettia were moved to Listroscelinae (=Listroscelidinae).

  • Otte D. 1997. Orthoptera species file 7. Tettigonioidea. Philadelphia: Orthopterists' Soc and Acad Nat Sci Phila. 373 pp. (A web version of this resource, by D. Otte, D. C. Eades, and P. Naskrecki, is continually updated.)
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Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:45
Specimens with Sequences:41
Specimens with Barcodes:35
Species With Barcodes:11
Public Records:0
Public Species:0
Public BINs:0
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The subfamily Tettigoniinae, also called shield-backed katydids, contains hundreds of species, with 123 in North America. It is part of the family Tettigoniidae.


The Mormon cricket, actually a katydid and member of this subfamily, has been known to cause extensive damage when it breeds in large numbers in cropland.

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