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Pink – rose katydid
September 22, 2009
hey today i found a grasshopper that looks like a katydid and is pink and kind of rose colored and is quite beautiful, it is about 2 – 2.5 inches long. I have seen several bright green ones around but found this one today!
Chris
nassau county florida

Round Headed Katydid: Pink Form

Round Headed Katydid: Pink Form

Hi Chris,
The pink form of the Round Headed Katydids in the genus Amblycorypha is not very common.  According to an Eric Eaton comment on BugGuide:  “the genus Amblycorypha (roundheaded katydids), the only genus in North America that I am aware of that gets pink or red individuals.

Round Headed Katydid: Pink Form

Round Headed Katydid: Pink Form

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