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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Tylopsis lilifolia

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Tylopsis lilifolia

Tylopsis lilifolia, the 'Lily Bush-Cricket', is a species of 'katydids crickets' belonging to the family Tettigoniidae subfamily Phaneropterinae.

Tylopsis lilifolia, brown form, ©Entomart

This cricket is present in most of Europe, in the Near East and in North Africa. The adult males grow up to 13–22 millimetres (0.51–0.87 in) long, while females can reach 16–23 millimetres (0.63–0.91 in) of length. It can be encountered from August through October in sunny meadows and forest clearings.

The basic coloration of the body varies from light brown to olive green to pale green, with a brown-yellowish longitudinal band on the back. Head, legs and wings are green. The legs are long and thin, with small spines. The antennae are very long, they reach up to five times the body length. The ovipositor is about 4–5 millimetres (0.16–0.20 in) long and curved upward. In the dry grasslands it is common a brown form of the body.

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