Subject: Any ideas what this is?
Geographic location of the bug: Travelers Rest SC
Time: 12:30 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I’m wondering if you can help me identify this? It’s in a corner of the porch ceiling.
How you want your letter signed: margottc
This is a male Common True Katydid, Pterophylla camellifolia, and you can verify its identity by comparing your image to this BugGuide image. The female of the species has a stinger-like ovipositor. According to BugGuide, they feed on: “Foliage of deciduous trees, and shrubs.”