Large, green, slow-moving, wide wingspan
November 30, 2009
I found this guy on my lampshade in November. We live amongst Oaks and Cedars predominantly, have acid soil, nights down to 40’s currently. I thought Katydid, but maybe a tree cricket of some kind? Thank you!
2400 ft. Sierra Nevada foothills in N. California
This sure appears to be a Common Conehead Katydid in the genus Neoconocephalus, but we cannot be certain of the species. None of the species that are identified on bugGuide are found in California, but some unidentified specimens are.
Perhaps one of our readers who is more skilled at Katydid identification will be able to provide a species name.