Subject: Large green seed pod looking bug
Location: Columbus, Ohio
July 19, 2014 9:10 am
Yesterday I saw this guy on my car. I live in Columbus, Ohio. This critter can hold on as it stuck on my car through two freeway drives. It is July here. So far the going theory is that it is a katidid nymph. It was pretty sluggish but that could be because it was only in the 70’s yesterday.
You are correct in your supposition that this is a Katydid nymph. More specifically, it is a female Common True Katydid nymph, which you can verify by comparing your individual to this image on BugGuide. The impressive swordlike ovipositor identifies her as a female.