Subject: Smiling Green Guy
Geographic location of the bug: Southern Wisconsin
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I saw this smiling bug on my window yesterday and have never seen it before. I looked all over and nothing else seems to have it’s same tail with this body structure. I think it may be a katydid and possibly a drumming katydid. Any help is appreciated.
How you want your letter signed: Michelle
The “tail” is actually the ovipositor, an organ used to lay eggs, on this female Katydid. We believe you are correct that it is a Drumming Katydid based on this and other BugGuide images.
Thank you SO much! I really wanted to make sure this wasn’t an unusual insect for our area.