Neduba extincta (Rentz)
Antioch Shieldback Katydid
USA: Contra Costa County / California
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extinction date: (?)
|The Antioch Shieldback
Katydid is known from only a single male specimen, which was collected in
the year 1937 in the Antioch Dunes in the San Francisco Bay Delta in the
californian Contra Costa County.
Yet the species was described only in the year 1977, fourthy years after the only known specimen was collected.
The habitat of this species, the Antioch Dunes, are an only about 28,3 ha large areal, which was heavily damaged by urbanization, industrialization, sand mining, agricultural land conversion but also by driving off-road vehicles, uncontrolled fires and other human impacts, but which is now mostly under conservation.
- D. C. F. Rentz: A new and apparently extinct katydid from Antioch Sand Dunes (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Entomol. News 88: 241-245. 1977