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 BugGuide.net 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.
Late summer to fall. Late July-October (Michigan). August-frost (North Carolina)(BugGuide.net).
- iNaturalist Species Account
- Singing Insects of North America
- Bug Guide Species Account
- Songs of Insects
- University of Maryland Bug of the Week
Orthoptera of Vermont – Locations Collected by Ross T. Bell