Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Atlanticus americanus (Saussure, 1859) - American Shieldback


Taxonomy
Family: Tettigoniidae Subfamily: Tettigoniinae Tribe: Drymadusini
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google ImagesSINA 284a.htm                                                                                  
Comments: Average body length: 25.3 mm, NC females (n=3) (Rehn and Hebard, 1916b). Length of pronotum: 10.3, NC females. Length of hind femur: 24.3, NC females.
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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Recorded by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Hart
Harnett Co.
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