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Subject: Orthopteran? Coleoptera?
Location: Virginia coast, Chesapeake bay, U.S.
June 20, 2017 3:17 pm
Photo taken east coast U.S. near Chesapeake bay, virginia
Signature: Joe

Please disregard previous identification request — I found out the insect in question is a katydid, scudderia-genus nymph

Bush Katydid Nymph

Hi Joe,
Your image of a Bush Katydid nymph is just too cute to disregard, so we posted it.

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Subject: Stumped on this one…
Location: Northern Illinois
June 6, 2017 8:36 am
Left my water bottle on the ground while I was doing some work outside, came back to find this on the lid. I’ve looked around but I can’t figure out what it is, any ideas?
Signature: Sara

Recently Hatched Katydid

Dear Sara,
This is a recently hatched Katydid, but we are not certain of the genus or species.  We are post-dating your submission to go live to our site later in the month when our editorial staff is away on holiday.

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Subject: What’s this big Moroccan bug?
Location: Morocco
May 31, 2017 3:17 pm
Hi Bugman,
Can you help identify and tell me more about this bug? It was huge and looked like a grenade with legs!
Spotted in Morocco and the locals call it a Black Bettle.
Look forward to your opinion!
Signature: Pilot Pete

Bush Cricket

Dear Pilot Pete,
We found this old posting from our archives that Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki identified as being in the genus
Eugaster, but that is a black individual and your individual is much lighter.  Based on images posted to Orthoptera Species File, we believe your individual is Eugaster spinulosa.  There is some amusing information on Revolvy, including:  “It is known as the whistle cricket, because herdsmen would dry it and pull off its legs, in order to use the cricket as a whistle.” 

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Subject: Possible bug larvae?
Location: Caldwell, Idaho
April 6, 2017 6:26 pm
We came across these little ovals on the branches of our little outside blueberry bush. They didn’t move and were difficult to pick off. They appear to be some sort of larvae, but we’re not sure.
Signature: Sara

Katydid Eggs

Dear Sara,
These are the eggs of a Katydid.  Though Katydids eat leaves, in our opinion, they do not do enough damage to be of concern.  Since adult Katydids are among nature’s most audible musicians, we enjoy having these generally green, Grasshopper-like insects in our garden.

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Subject: Wierd eggs
Location: Broomfield CO
April 2, 2017 10:44 am
Woke up to these on the railing of my deck and I’m worried they could be something bad and I have a two year old please help me figure out what they are I don’t want to hurt them if they aren’t going to hurt me
Signature: Heather

Katydid Eggs

Dear Heather,
These sure look like Katydid Eggs to us.  Katydids are quite harmless.

Thank you very much I will leave them alone to hatch!

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Subject: Is this a bug?
Location: Costa Mesa CA
March 31, 2017 2:21 pm
Hi Bugman!
Last month is was in Costa Mesa CA at the Pelican Hill Golf Course and this flew in front of our golf cart. It was between 6-7 inches long. Seem like it was translucent pale pale green- almost a little glowy. It was around 2:00 p.m. sunny warm day
Signature: Hilary R Gad

Likeness of a Katydid

Dear Hilary,
We like your sketch.  Because it appears that the creature in your sketch has long back legs, we suspect you saw a Katydid, but we would not rule out that you encountered a Preying Mantis.

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