Subject: Oblong Winked Katydid eating dried up minnow?
Geographic location of the bug: Evergreen Park Illinois
Time: 02:28 PM EDT
I had a minnow die on me so I put it on the yew just to see if any yellow jackets would come by and feed on it. Fast forward about a week and I saw what I believe is an Oblong-Winged Katydid chewing on the dried up minnow. Guess she needed some protein in her diet!
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Though most Katydids are thought of as plant eaters, there are many omnivorous species. Your image indicates that they may be opportunistic, feeding on animal protein when it is available. We actually believe your Katydid is a Bush Katydid in the genus Scudderia, and the ovipositor indicates it is a female.