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Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Katydids, & Crickets)

Orchelimum concinnum (Stripe-faced Meadow Katydid)

Order: Orthoptera Family: Tettigoniidae Genus: Orchelimum Ochelimum cocinnum, the stripe-faced meadow katydid, belongs to the family Tettigoniidae (Long-horned grasshoppers or katydids).  O. cocinnum has two ranges that are thought to have separated as a result of the last North American glaciation event (1).  They can be found in the Midwest United States and along the Gulf and Atlantic …

Orchelimum pulchellum (Handsome Meadow Katydid)

Order: Orthoptera Family: Tettigoniidae Genus: Orchelimum Orchelimum pulchellum is distributed throughout the Altantic Coastal Plain and lowland areas of the Piedmont, extending further westward into Louisiana in the south (2). It is one of the most colorful of our katydids and easily distinguished by its unique combination of colors and light-blue eyes. This specimen was found perched …