Creosote Bush Katydid

Subject: Funky Katydid
Location: Goodyear, AZ
September 19, 2015 10:30 pm
I found this striking creature sitting in the morning sun outside my front door. It looks like some kind of katydid. Most interesting to me is that odd structure on its tail end.
Signature: Katy Doesn’t

Creosote Bush Katydid
Creosote Bush Katydid

Dear Katy Doesn’t,
Your very distinctive Katydid is a Creosote Bush Katydid,
Insara covilleae, and the structure is the ovipositor of the female.

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