Tettigoniinae

Taxobox
name = Tettigoniinae



image_caption = Mormon cricket, "Anabrus simplex"
image_width = 240px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Orthoptera
familia = Tettigoniidae
subfamilia = Tettigoniinae
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = See text
The subfamily Tettigoniinae, also called shield-backed katydids, contains hundreds of species, with 123 in North America. It is part of the family Tettigoniidae.

Examples

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

*"Acrodectes"
*"Aglaothorax"
*"Anabrus"
*"Apote"
*"Ateloplus"
*"Atlanticus"
*"Capnobotes"
*"Clinopleura"
*"Cyrtophyllicus"
*"Decticita"
*"Eremopedes"
*"Hubbellia"
*"Idionotus"
*"Idiostatus"
*"Inyodectes"
*"Metrioptera"
*"Neduba"
*"Neobarrettia"
*"Pediodectes"
*"Peranabrus"
*"Plagiostira"
*"Platycleis"
*"Steiroxys"
*"Zacycloptera"

References

* [http://buzz.ifas.ufl.edu/s104a.htm Subfamily Tettigoniinae]
* [http://www.sdvc.uwyo.edu/grasshopper/ansi.htm Mormon Cricket]


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