Genus Paracyrtophyllus
western true katydids

Key to genera of true katydids (Pseudophyllinae).

The two species in this genus occur in Texas woodlands that are largely or completely isolated from other woodlands (and from other true katydids) by prairie or desert.

Length 33-45 mm. The two species are slightly smaller than other North American true katydids and the rear of the pronotum is more drastically expanded.

Identification of species

Paracyrtophyllus excelsus is known only from the Chisos Mountains and P. robustus occurs only in central Texas. By referring to their species pages, you can learn how to distinguish the two species by their morphology and by their songs.