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?
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.”