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Subject: Katydid or Katy didn’t!
Location: Panhandle of Florida
July 1, 2013 8:16 pm
I saw this on a pool chair in the backyard and thought it was a run of the mill katydid, but it was more solid than the usual ones I’ve encountered before and it had this big ”stinger”. After a little research, I think it is, after all, a run of the mill katydid, and the ”stinger” is an appendage to inject eggs into plants and/or tree bark. Am I correct? Jeff
(FYI – I love the face shot!)
Signature: Jeff in the panhandle of Florida

Common True Katydid

Common True Katydid

Hi Jeff,
Thanks for sending us your photos of a female Common True Katydid,
Pterophylla camellifolia, which we matched to a photo posted to BugGuide.  Just because the word common is part of its name does not make her a “run of the mill katydid.”  We get far more images of Bush Katydids in the genus Scudderia than we do of Common True Katydids.

Common True Katydid

Common True Katydid

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

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