Subject: Insect
Location: San Diego, CA
June 4, 2016 2:53 pm
I found this interesting looking insect the other day… Maybe a type of katydid?
Signature: Elijah Otto

Katydid Molting

Bush Katydid Molting

Dear Elijah,
This is most certainly an immature Katydid, and you have captured it in the process of molting.  We believe this may be a Mexican Bush Katydid nymph based on this BugGuide image, but we would not entirely rule out that it is a Fork Tailed Bush Katydid nymph based on this BugGuide image.  The absence of an ovipositor indicates this is a male Bush Katydid nymph.

Location: San Diego, California

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