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Kerik meadow katydid (Conocephalus melaenus)

Kerik meadow katydid (Conocephalus melaenus) is an animal species in Tettigoniidae, an arboreal insect, has wings that are swiped to produce sound, black with green or red color, a pair of long hind legs, a pair of long antennae, spend time perched in low bushes.

C. melaenus has a shiny surface, the upper surface is black, the side and bottom surfaces are green or red. The head is square with sharp corners and a pair of black eyes. The antenna is very long, thin and black.

Dlium Kerik meadow katydid (Conocephalus melaenus)


The neck has a square shape. The belly is tubular, has transverse folds and the rear ends with two short tails. The wings grow at the top and have a very fast movement of rubbing against each other to produce sound.

The legs are stick-shaped, have three parts with several joints, the base is green and henceforth black. A pair of short front legs and a pair of short middle legs of the same size. The hind legs have a large base and are very long.

Kerik meadow katydid spends its time perched on foliage in low bush in primary forest, disturbed forests and agricultural fields at low elevations of up to 1000 meters.





Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Infraorder: Tettigoniidea
Superfamily: Tettigonioidea
Family: Tettigoniidae
Subfamily: Conocephalinae
Tribe: Conocephalini
Genus: Conocephalus
Subgenus: Anisoptera
Species: Conocephalus melaenus

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