Subject:  Large gross bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Hilton Head, SC
Date: 08/26/2018
Time: 11:37 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this bug on my porch… it is about 4-5 inches long, its legs look like a grasshopper, face/antennae  looks like a shrimp. It is expelling a thin brown liquid.
How you want your letter signed:  C. Gates

Round Headed Katydid, we believe

Dear C. Gates,
This is a Katydid, and the ovipositor protruding from the tips of her wings identifies her as female.  We believe this is a Round Headed Katydid in the genus
Amblycorypha based on BugGuide where it states:  “have long legs (hind femora extent almost to tips of tegmina) like Scudderia, but more rounded wings, and overall shape of Microcentrum, though rather more rounded (esp. tegmina), esp. in ♀♀. Top of the head rounded, strongly deflexed. Green, but some species, esp. A. floridana, have a pink phase (some have a yellow phase as well).”  The brown color of your individual is not especially common.

Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina

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