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Strange Cricket ID
September 23, 2009
Found this cricket (?) in our barn here in Olympia, WA, this evening. It doesn’t look like anything I’ve seen before. I was by itself in the corner of our barn. I’ve had it i a jar for an hour and no sounds have come from it but it jumps like a son of a gun. It has very long antennae and a tail of sorts.
Sincerely, Cynthe Slaybaugh
Olympia, WA

Sierra Shieldback Katydid

Sierra Shieldback Katydid

Hi Cynthe,
We believe you have found a Sierra Shieldback Katydid in the genus Neduba.  We are linking to a BugGuide page with a nice image from Oregon that originated as a submission to our own website several years ago.

Sierra Shieldback Katydid

Sierra Shieldback Katydid

Awesome!  Thank you!  Here are a couple more pics.  We let her go this morning.

Sierra Shieldback Katydid

Sierra Shieldback Katydid

Thanks for sending in additional photos of a higher quality.

Sierra Shieldback Katydid

Sierra Shieldback Katydid

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