Subject: Brown Katydid?
Geographic location of the bug: South Carolina
Time: 12:53 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello, I am big on insects and always been a huge fan of the site! The website is very helpful and I am very happy it exists!
I am usually on point with my insects but this one female katydid (from what I believe she is) got me pretty stumped. I fed her a banana and she went insane for it! I was able to gain her trust and got some neat photos of her, any idea of what kind of katydid she is?
Hope my photography is helpful! I have more photos if you need more to see of her..I like taking photos of crawlies hehe!
How you want your letter signed: Lily P.
This is an Eastern Shieldback Katydid in the genus Atlanticus and according to BugGuide: “13 spp. in our area” and “Identification of species is challenging.”
1 thought on “Eastern Shieldback Katydid”
This explains why she was so tough to identify…Thanks!