Subject: Interesting Green bug
Location: Central Arkansas
June 8, 2014 8:35 pm
Hello, this bug was on my car this weekend and I’ve never seen one like him. It was a hot day and I was parked at a soccer field next to a wooded area. Can you please help to identify him, more for my curiosity than anything.
This is a Katydid, and she is a female based on her ovipositor, but we are having some difficulty narrowing to a genus and species. The closest match we can find is a Conehead Katydid in the genus Belocephalus, however, BugGuide only lists sightings from Florida. In the past, Piotr Naskrecki has indicated there are thirteen species, but we don’t know if they range as far west as Arkansas, so we have contacted him for his input.