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Subject: Identification Required
Location: St Louis, Missouri
April 22, 2014 2:35 am
This was taken in Sept 2013 – there was alot of them about and they were very noisey
Signature: Helen

Black Legged Meadow Katydid

Black Legged Meadow Katydid

Dear Helen,
We are nearly certain your Katydid is a Black Legged Meadow Katydid,
Orchelimum nigripes, based on this image posted to BugGuide.  Your individual is a male and it is the males of the species that produce the sounds.  There is additional information on BugGuide

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

2 Responses to Musical Black Legged Meadow Katydid, we believe

  1. Mike says:

    Are you sure that is a female? It loos an awful lot like a male to me, as I don’t see an ovipositor and the top of the pronutum looks colored which is typical in male katydids as far as I know. I’m no expert, however. This is just my opinion.

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