Meadow katydids are omnivores. This means foliage and flowers, and sometimes other insects, such as aphids, are included in their diet.

The habitat of the Short-winged Meadow Katydid is described by as edges of streams, and in damp meadows or marshes.  Songs of Insects tells us they are found in wet or dry areas – along roadsides or in coarse weeds, with their preferred habitat as grassy fields and overgrown pastures

Also called short-winged meadow grasshopper.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


Late summer to fall. Late July-October (Michigan). August-frost (North Carolina)(

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Vermont Distribution

Orthoptera of Vermont – Locations Collected by Ross T. Bell