Eastern Shieldback Katydid

Subject:  Brown Katydid?
Geographic location of the bug:  South Carolina
Date: 07/04/2018
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.

Eastern Shieldback

Dear Lily,
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.”

Eastern Shieldback Katydid

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