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.)
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 24
Specimens with Sequences: 21
Specimens with Barcodes: 20
Species With Barcodes: 5
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.
Partial list of genera
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