Subject: Looks like the creature from “Alien”
Location: Franklin MA
July 27, 2015 3:27 pm
This amazing bug showed up on our screen house this week. Never seen anything like it. It was about 2″ long. I hope I see it again, but would love to know what it is.
Signature: Chris

Immature female Rattle Round Winged Katydid

Immature female Rattle Round Winged Katydid

Dear Chris,
This is an immature Katydid, and you can tell she is a female by the sickle shaped ovipositor on the tip of her abdomen.  We quickly found a matching image on BugGuide, and we believe your individual is a Rattler Round Winged Katydid,
Amblycorypha rotundifolia.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you so much for your quick response. I tried looking myself, but could not find anything. I’m glad the little mystery was solved. I love bugs. I think they’re fascinating (my husband, not so much ha ha).

Location: Franklin, Massachusetts

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