Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Conocephalus strictus (Scudder, 1875) - Straight-Lanced Meadow Katydid



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Taxonomy
Family: Tettigoniidae Subfamily: Conocephalinae Tribe: Conocephalini
Comments: One of nineteen species in this large worldwide genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (SINA, 2018; Cigliano et al., 2018); ten have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google ImagesSINA 238a.htm                                                                                  
Comments: A small (large for the genus), short-winged Lesser Meadow Katydid with highly distinctive reproductive structures.
Total Length [body plus wings; excludes ovipositor]: 14-15 mm, males; 17-18 mm, females (Blatchley, 1920)
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Blatchley (1920) describes the habitat of this species as consisting of "dry upland meadows, open pastures, and prairies".
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See also Habitat Account for General Successional and Semi-Natural Grasslands
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S5
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Image Gallery for Conocephalus strictus - Straight-Lanced Meadow Katydid

Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: H. Quay
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Iredell Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Duplin Co.
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Recorded by: J.Williams
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: J.Williams
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: E. Corey
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: B. Anderson and E. Corey
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: E. Corey and C. Dykstra
Beaufort Co.
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