Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Scudderia septentrionalis (Serville, 1838) - Northern Bush Katydid



Male
Taxonomy
Family: Tettigoniidae Subfamily: Phaneropterinae Tribe: Scudderiini
Comments: One of seven species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Cigliano et al., 2018), six of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google ImagesSINA 065a.htm                                                                                  
Structural photos
Singing Behavior: Songs consist of series of faint but sharp tick notes, with longer, buzzy trills interspersed.
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Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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See also Habitat Account for General Montane Mesic Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: W3
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G3? S2S3
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Image Gallery for Scudderia septentrionalis - Northern Bush Katydid

Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell
Graham Co.
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