Scudderia fasciata
Pine katydid

Key Characteristics

The pine katydid is a small-bodied bush katydid characterized by a long black longitudinal stripe along the top of the tegmina (thickened, leathery front wings), which are elongated and not broadened in the middle. Males have a deeply forked supra-anal plate (triangular projection covering the anal opening from above), like the similar S. furcata.

Status and Rank

  • State Status: SC
  • State Rank: S1S3
  • Global Rank: GNR


County NameNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Distribution map for Scudderia fasciata

Updated 5/15/2018. Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.


The pine katydid can be found on hemlock and white pine on the west side of the Lower Peninsula.

Natural Community Types


For each species, lists of natural communities were derived from review of the nearly 6,500 element occurrences in the MNFI database, in addition to herbarium label data for some taxa. In most cases, at least one specimen record exists for each listed natural community. For certain taxa, especially poorly collected or extirpated species of prairie and savanna habitats, natural community lists were derived from inferences from collection sites and habitat preferences in immediately adjacent states (particularly Indiana and Illinois). Natural communities are not listed for those species documented only from altered or ruderal habitats in Michigan, especially for taxa that occur in a variety of habitats outside of the state.

Natural communities are not listed in order of frequency of occurrence, but are rather derived from the full set of natural communities, organized by Ecological Group. In many cases, the general habitat descriptions should provide greater clarity and direction to the surveyor. In future versions of the Rare Species Explorer, we hope to incorporate natural community fidelity ranks for each taxon.


Maintain high-quality stands of hemlock and white pine, especially as a component in other hardwood or conifer stands.

Active Period

Active from second week of August to second week of September

Survey Methods

This species can be found by conducting visual surveys or sweep-netting in appropriate habitat. It may occur mainly in high branches and surveys may be more successful if they target trees accordingly.

Page Citation

Michigan Natural Features Inventory. 2007. Rare Species Explorer (Web Application). Available online at [Accessed Sep 25, 2018]


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