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Subject: What kind of insect is this?
Location: Texas
October 5, 2016 2:19 pm
I need to know what is this?
Signature: Rebecca

Short Winged Katydid

Short Winged Katydid

Dear Rebecca,
We found a very similar image on the Austin Bug Blog that is identified as a female Spoon-tailed Short-winged Katydid,
Dichopetala catinata, where it states:  “Females can be almost all green or have extensive dark markings down their back. I’m not sure if it might be a maturity thing, as the final nymph instar is almost as big as an adult female, and the fact that the wings are mere stubs doesn’t help distinguish a fully mature individual. Besides lacking flight wings, these heavy-bodied katydids do not even seem to use their legs much for jumping, and instead tend to move slowly and rely on camouflage for protection. ”  We verified that identification on BugGuide.  We are confident that the genus is correct, but we cannot say for certain that it isn’t another member in the genus.

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

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