Common True Katydid

Subject: leaf looking bug
Location: Nashville, TN USA
August 10, 2014 7:27 am
Could you tell me what this is?
Signature: timmyd

Common True Katydid
Common True Katydid

Hi timmyd,
You are quite correct when you indicate the Common True Katydid,
Pterophylla camellifolia, is an excellent camouflage artist that looks exactly like a leaf.  The sickle-shaped ovipositor protruding from the edge of her wing tips is an indication this is a female.

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