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Locusta silens Scudder 1890 (katydid)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Tettigoniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 207853

Alternative combination: Capnobotes silens

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories XIII:1-734

Belongs to Tettigoniidae according to F. E. Zeuner 1939

Sister taxa: Amblycorypha perdita, Anabrus, Brachypoda, Conocephalinae, Decticinae, Decticus, Decticus umbraceus, Gryllacris cineris, Lithymnetoides, Locusta exstincta, Locustites, Locustopsites, Meconematinae, Mecopodinae, Phaneroptera vetusta, Phaneropterinae, Prophasgonura, Protempusa, Pseudophyllinae, Pseudotettigoniinae, Rammeinae, Tettigoidinae, Tettigoniinae, Tympanophorinae

Type specimen: MCZ 464, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: slow-moving arboreal folivore-herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): tegmen 39.2 x 7.0