E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Meconema thalassinum De Geer, 1773
Drumming Katydid; Oak Bush Cricket
Family: Tettigoniidae
The Families of Orthoptera of BC
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Distribution of Meconema thalassinum in British Columbia
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The Drumming Katydid is an introduced species of bush cricket in British Columbia that originates in Europe, and is now found throughout the Lower Mainland. It is a pale green katydid with a yellow stripe and is between 14 and 20 mm long; antennae are up to 40 mm long (RBCM 2012).

The Royal BC Museum provides the following information on this species: "The Drumming Katydid arrived on the east coast of North America around 1957 and has since become established in the northeast United States and in Ontario. It appeared in BC in 1991 near Vancouver, and since then, it has become fully established in the Lower Mainland." (RBCM 2012).

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Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
ExoticSNAExoticNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-06-24 6:01:07 PM]
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