What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What could this be
Location: Ohio
August 13, 2015 7:33 pm
I’ve tried to find a similar one online but can’t, if you zoom in you can see a large stinger in the back and it hissed and attacked a rock on the ground.
Signature: Gw

Female Common True Katydid

Female Common True Katydid

Dear GW,
This is a female Common True Katydid, and what you have mistaken for a stinger is actually an organ known as the ovipositor that enables the female to lay her eggs.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Ohio

3 Responses to Female Common True Katydid

  1. is this “ovipositor” only seen on female katidids? what I mean is, is this the way to tell a male from a female?

  2. They don’t sting, they can’t even bite. That’s an ovipositor to lay eggs under tree bark. They make great music.

  3. What did Katy do? I think Katy Lied.

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