Subject: Green Bug with Stinger?
July 8, 2013 7:30 pm
We found this little guy on our window today. It looks like a katydid but it has a long brown tail-like thing that we haven’t seen before. It is about 2 inches in length. Thanks!
We are guessing that you are in Boone, North Carolina. You are correct about this being a Katydid. More specifically, it is a Conehead Katydid and we believe we have correctly identified it as a Cattail Conehead, Bucrates mailvolans, based on photos posted to BugGuide. The “stinger” is actually the ovipositor of the female.