Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Conocephalus spartinae (Fox, 1912) - Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid


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 235a.htm                                                                                  
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: Salt marshes, especially in association with Spartina patens (Rehn and Hebard, 1915)
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See also Habitat Account for Salt and Brackish Marshes
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] [S2S4]
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
Comment: Long-winged male