Male Central Texas Leaf Katydid Nymph

Subject: Green 6 legged insect with 2 wings and long antanae
Location: San Antonio Texas
May 21, 2013 3:05 pm
I’ve never seen this insect before
Signature: Marcus Guerra

Male Truncated True Katydid Nymph
Male Central Texas Leaf Katydid Nymph

Hi Marcus,
We believe this is a male Central Texas Leaf Katydid nymph,
Paracyrtophyllus robustus, also known as the Truncated True Katydid.  We identified it on BugGuide.  Most of our photos are of the red form, so it is nice to receive your photo of the green form.  BugGuide notes:  “‘Red Katydid’ – vernacular name in Texas. Isolated individuals are green, whereas outbreak individuals are mostly pink.”  This must not be an outbreak year.

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