Immature Male Drumming Katydid

Subject: green bug
Location: tacoma wa
July 30, 2016 7:25 am
my kids found this bug on our car. I never seen anything like it before. would like to know what it is a where it comes from.
it was found in Tacoma, WA.
Signature: uncle4x4

Immature Male Drumming Katydid
Immature Male Drumming Katydid

Dear uncle4x4,
The Drumming Katydid,
Meconema thalassinum, is a native insect in eastern North America, but it has been introduced into your part of the country.  The individual in your image is an immature male Drumming Katydid, which you can verify by comparing your image to this BugGuide image.  Adults, like the one in this BugGuide image, have wings and females have an ovipositor.

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