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Mediterranean katydid

Phaneroptera nana Fieber 1853

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all US records male, MA terminalia terminalia
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male, CA both sexes, CA male, WA early juv
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mid-to-late juv late juv male, PA female, NY
Alien origin and spread of this SINA species.
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. The next report of the species known to SINA [edited by TJW] was from Jeff Cole, a biology student at UCLA, who sent voucher specimens to the Florida State Collection of Arthropods. Here is his account:
The thumbnail map above shows all US records for Mediterranean katydids. Click on it to show the master map for the species and three additional thumbnails of records of the species. Click on any of the three to see full scale map. The west coast and northeast full scale maps each has a link that fully documents all records for the maps.
References: Helfert & Saenger 1990, Strohecker 1952b, Tauber & Pener 2000, Ragge 1956.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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