Short-winged Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus brevipennis)

Short-winged Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus brevipennis) © Katja Schulz (iNaturalist)

Short-winged Meadow Katydids are described as small, stout-bodied grasshoppers; commonly found in herbaceous, weedy jungles on damp soil, and in streams and damp meadows or marshes. As omnivores, Meadow Katydids feed on foliage, flowers, and sometimes other insects, such as aphids.

Also called short-winged meadow grasshopper.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


Adults begin to appear in the latter half of July, and linger until killed by hard frosts. The young are to be found much earlier, in late May or early June (Morse, 1920).

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Vermont Distribution

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