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
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.