Treetop Bush Katydid (Scudderia fasciata)

Song of a Treetop Bush Katydid (scroll down for explanation and additional recordings!).

insect_musicians_scudd-fasc_LE_SLIDEAs its name implies, the Treetop Bush Katydid is an arboreal specialist. It prefers conifer- ous stands but may also be found in deciduous trees and shrubs. This gorgeous katydid has deep green upperparts and a striking pattern of purple and white on the underside of the abdomen. The upper edges of the forewings are accented with black, and the distal portions of the legs are tinged purple or dark brown. Treetop Bush Katydids are difficult to observe unless found in a patch of young trees where they are low enough to see.

Range Map for Treetop Bush Katydid

Treetop Bush Katydid

 
 
Song: The most common song is a simple, abrupt tsip at about 15 kHz that sounds iden- tical to the song of the Fork-tailed Bush Katydid. The two species are best told apart by
comparing collected specimens. Another less common call is a grating zzzit.

 
 
replace videoSonogram of a Treetop Bush Katydid. © Wil Hershberger.

 

 

Treetop Bush Katydid

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Meadow Katydids (Tettigoniidae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid
Short-winged Meadow Katydid
Slender Meadow Katydid
Woodland Meadow Katydid
Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid
Agile Meadow Katydid
Black-legged Meadow Katydid
Common Meadow Katydid
Gladiator Meadow Katydid
Handsome Meadow Katydid
Lesser Pine Meadow Katydid
Long-spurred Meadow Katydid
Red-headed Meadow Katydid
Coneheads (Copiphorinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Round-tipped Conehead
Nebraska Conehead
Robust Conehead
Slightly Musical Conehead
Sword-bearing Conehead
False Robust Conehead
True Katydids (Pseudophyllinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Common True Katydid
False Katydids (Phaneropterinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Clicker Round-winged Katydid
Common Virtuoso Katydid
Rattler Round-winged Katydid
Oblong-winged Katydid
Great Angle-wing
Lesser Angle-wing
Broad-winged Bush Katydid
Curved-tailed Bush Katydid
Fork-tailed Bush Katydid
Northern Bush Katydid
Texas Bush Katydid
Treetop Bush Katydid
Shield-backed Katydids (Tettigoniinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
American Shieldback
Least Shieldback
Protean Shieldback
Robust Shieldback
Roesel’s Katydid

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