Immature Katydid

Subject: Green Insect
Location: San Antonio, Texas
November 10, 2013 9:56 pm
I saw this little bug jumping around at my work in November. It was pretty small but it’s long legs caught my attention. I couldn’t figure out what it was. Let me know what you think.
Thanks a lot.
Signature: Arlyne

Katydid Nymph
Katydid Nymph

Hi Arlyne,
This is an immature male Katydid in the family Tettigoniidae, but we are not certain of any further classification.  We believe it is a Shieldbacked Katydid in the subfamily Tettigoniinae, but we are not certain.  We are posting your photo and we will try to get something more substantial from Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki.  Perhaps one of our readers will provide information or a comment.  You can see some possible Shieldbacked Katydids pictured on BugGuide.

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