Tettigoniinae

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Tettigoniinae
Mormon cricket.jpg
Mormon cricket, Anabrus simplex
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Tettigoniidae
Subfamily: Tettigoniinae
Genera

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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[edit]

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[edit]

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