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Subject: Green Bug with Stinger?
Location: Boone
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!
Signature: Allie

Possibly Cattail Conehead

Possibly Cattail Conehead

Dear Allie,
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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Boone, North Carolina

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