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Subject: What could this be
Location: Ohio
August 13, 2015 7:33 pm
I’ve tried to find a similar one online but can’t, if you zoom in you can see a large stinger in the back and it hissed and attacked a rock on the ground.
Signature: Gw

Female Common True Katydid

Female Common True Katydid

Dear GW,
This is a female Common True Katydid, and what you have mistaken for a stinger is actually an organ known as the ovipositor that enables the female to lay her eggs.

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Subject: From my bucket garden
Location: Chicago, Illinois
July 27, 2015 8:12 am
Saw this in my bucket garden and I’m just a touch worried is going to eat my herbs and veggies. Any idea what it is? And if it’s dangerous to an urban herb and veggie garden?
Thank you so much!
Signature: Liz

Possibly Round Headed Katydid Nymph

Possibly Round Headed Katydid Nymph

Dear Liz,
This is an immature male Katydid, probably a Round Headed Katydid in the genus
Amblycorypha based on images posted to BugGuide.  Though Katydids do munch on leaves, we allow them to feed in our own garden because we like the sounds they provide.  They are solitary feeders, and in our opinion, they do not eat enough to cause any damage to the plants.

Possibly Round Headed Katydid Nymph

Possibly Round Headed Katydid Nymph

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Subject: Looks like the creature from “Alien”
Location: Franklin MA
July 27, 2015 3:27 pm
Hi
This amazing bug showed up on our screen house this week. Never seen anything like it. It was about 2″ long. I hope I see it again, but would love to know what it is.
Thanks!
Signature: Chris

Immature female Rattle Round Winged Katydid

Immature female Rattle Round Winged Katydid

Dear Chris,
This is an immature Katydid, and you can tell she is a female by the sickle shaped ovipositor on the tip of her abdomen.  We quickly found a matching image on BugGuide, and we believe your individual is a Rattler Round Winged Katydid,
Amblycorypha rotundifolia.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you so much for your quick response. I tried looking myself, but could not find anything. I’m glad the little mystery was solved. I love bugs. I think they’re fascinating (my husband, not so much ha ha).
Chris

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Subject: No idea what it is.
Location: Central, New Jersey
July 26, 2015 11:38 am
My son and I like to look for bugs and we came across this big old thing. He was missing a leg but was wingless and just sitting on a leaf.
Signature: Mike g

Greater Angle Winged Katydid Nymph

Greater Angle Winged Katydid Nymph

Dear Mike,
We believe we have correctly identified your Katydid as a Greater Angle Winged Katydid nymph,
Microcentrum rhombifolium, based on this image posted to BugGuide.

Greater Angle Winged Katydid Nymph

Greater Angle Winged Katydid Nymph

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Subject: Need Identification
Location: North Central Texas
June 27, 2015 8:46 pm
Could you please help ID this bug for my ever-curious grandson? It’s about 1.5 to 2 inches long. Photo taken today June 27 after dark.
It may be some kind of katydid.
Signature: G. Keilstrup

True Katydid

True Katydid

Dear G.,
You are absolutely correct.  This is a True Katydid.

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Subject: Bug ID
Location: South Africa
July 4, 2015 1:07 pm
Hi there are you able to identify this bug?
Signature: Lincoln

Sylvan Katydid

Blue Legged Sylvan Katydid

Dear Lincoln,
Within moments of attempting your identification, we found an image on Piotr Naskrecki’s blog The Smaller Majority that was identified as a Blue Legged Sylvan Katydid,
Zabalius ophthalmicus.  An image on the IUCN Red List site shows the blue hind legs.  An image on the Orthoptera Species File site is a duplication of the pose in your image.

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