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Subject:  Strange green insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Rural western Pennsylvania, Somerset county
Date: 08/03/2018
Time: 06:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this little critter in my bathroom, hanging out on my wall.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks, and blessings. Stan.

Male Drumming Katydid

Dear Stan,
This is an introduced male Drumming Katydid,
Meconema thalassinum, which you may verify by comparing your image to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “A tiny, sea-green katydid with a tympanum fully exposed on each foretibia. Forewings longer than hindwings. No stridulatory area apparent at base of male forewings. Male cerci long, slender, tubular, curving upwards” and the range is “Europe. Introduced into North America; currently Michigan & Ohio east to Atlantic coast; sw. British Columbia to w. Oregon, and likely still expanding. See also BugGuide range map for an indication of the expansion of the range into neighboring states.”

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Location: Somerset County, Pennsylvania

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