Subject:  Smiling Green Guy
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern Wisconsin
Date: 08/11/2021
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

Possibly female Drumming Katydid

Dear 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.

Location: Wisconsin

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