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speckled bush katydid

Leptophyes punctatissima (Bosc 1792)

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map RI male Ontario male NY female
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Alien origin and spread of this SINA species.
Remarks: Those who wish to identify this European species and learn of its early establishment in New England should read this account of the species in A.P. Morse’s (1920) Manual of the Orthoptera of New England. Nearly 100 years later, when citizen naturalists started submitting photos of this species to BugGuide and iNaturalist, it became evident that the species was well established not only in areas where it was known by Morse but also in sites as distant as Monroe County, New York, and Toronto, Ontario (see map).
References: Morse 1920, Ragge 1965 (five page excerpt).
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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