Subject: What is it?
Location: Hilton Head, SC
September 10, 2013 6:20 pm
Hi, this bug seemed to be dying in the stairwell in Hilton Head, SC. It was large, body at 2 inches. Are these making the loud noise in the trees?
Signature: Norman

Common True Katydid

Common True Katydid

Hi Norman,
This appears to us to be a Common True Katydid,
Pterophylla camellifolia, and they are “singing” insects.  According to BugGuide:  ” Both sexes stridulate ‘katy-did, katy-didn’t’ at dusk into night. Song varies geographically.”

Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina

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