true katydid subfamily Pseudophyllinae contains numerous species of Tettigoniidae (katydids or bush crickets). Like the other crickets of suborder Ensifera, it is part of the insect order Orthoptera which also contains e.g. grasshoppers and locusts.
Members of the group are noted for their remarkable
camouflage. They closely resemble dried leaves, including veins, various blotches and even bite marks. [1 ]
Systematics [ edit ]
Due to the massive diversity of this subfamily, it is not unequivocally delimited versus its relatives yet. Some additional genera, such as
of the Phricta Mecopodinae, are sometimes placed here.
The Pseudophyllinae are commonly subdivided into 19
tribes as well as numerous genera of unclear relations. Some notable genera and species are also listed:
References [ edit ]
^ Grimaldi, David; Engel, Michael S. (2005). "Orthoptera: the crickets, katydids, grasshoppers, wetas, and kin". Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 202–211. ISBN 0521821495.
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