Subject: Katydid Classification
Location: Central Texas
March 14, 2015 9:02 am
I took a photo of a very green katydid with black spotted eyes. Have searched several sites with no success at getting an exact match for identification. Any help would be appreciated.
This is an immature Grasshopper in the family Acrididae, not a Katydid. Our best guess at this time is that this may be a Bird Grasshopper in the genus Schistocerca as it looks similar to this individual posted to BugGuide.
Thank you for your quick response. So many varieties just in my back yard, need to spend some early mornings getting more shots of them.