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Mediterranean katydid

Phaneroptera nana Fieber 1853

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US introductions P. nana subspecies P. nana nana P. nana nana
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male P. nana nana male P. nana nana male P. nana nana P. nana falcata
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P. nana falcata P. nana falcata P. nana gracilis P. nana gracilis
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P. nana gracilis

P. n. nigroantennata

P. n. nigroantennata

P. nana nana
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P. nana nana P. nana nana P. nana nana P. nana nana

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Remarks: In 1952, on the basis of specimens in the University of California collection, H. F. Strohecker (1952b) reported that Phaneroptera nana, a European species, was established in the Bay Area of California. Collection dates ranged from 1932 to 1943. Jeff Cole, a biology student at UCLA, recently reported the species from the Los Angeles area and sent voucher specimens to the Florida State Collection of Arthropods. Here is his account:
On 22 Jul 2018, Brandon Woo collected two males of a species of Phaneroptera in a grassy area at the Archbold Biological Station in southern Highlands County, Florida. He made photographs of one of these and sent them to Piotr Naskrecki for his comments. Nasrecki suggested it was one of six forms of P. nana recognized by David Ragge in his 1956 revision of the genus.
References: Helfert & Saenger 1990, Strohecker 1952b, Tauber & Pener 2000, Ragge 1956a, Ragge 1956b.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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