Subject: Some Type of Katydid
Geographic location of the bug: Anderson, Indiana
Time: 12:40 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this little Katydid on the flowers in my driveway. It seems somewhat similar to the Meadow Katydids I’ve seen in our yard, but this one was much bigger.
How you want your letter signed: Christa Massey
This is one of the Conehead Katydids in the genus , Neoconocephalus. Because of the extremely long ovipositor that extends well beyond the wing tips, we suspect this might be Neoconocephalus retusus based on this BugGuide image. Of the entire genus, BugGuide notes: “Adults feed mostly on seeds of grasses, sometimes sedges. Nymphs feed on grass flowers, developing seeds.“