Subject: Possible grasshopper?
Location: Camden county, Georgia
August 3, 2017 12:57 pm
This was found in my front yard. I have found pictures of tan grasshoppers, but not with the black stripe by the head.
Signature: Stephanie

American Shieldback Katydid

Dear Stephanie,
Katydids resemble Grasshoppers and they are classified together in the same order Orthoptera, and they can be distinguished from one another because Katydids have much longer antennae.  We believe we have correctly identified your individual as an American Shieldback Katydid,
Atlanticus americanus, thanks to this Bugguide image.  According to BugGuide it is a:  “Predator and scavenger of other insects, but will also feed on live vegetation.”

Location: Camden county, Georgia

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