Possibly Ovate Shieldback Katydid

Subject:  Kolob cricket?
Geographic location of the bug:  Kolob canyon utah
Date: 07/22/2021
Time: 11:48 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What kind of bug is this? Looks like a type of cricket. Color was almost a neon green and bright red in person. Was eating a flying ant.
How you want your letter signed:  Courtney

Possibly Ovate Shieldback Katydid

Dear Courtney,
We believe we have identified your Shieldback Katydid as an Ovate Shieldback Katydid in the genus
 Aglaothorax which is pictured on BugGuideBugGuide lists the range as “sw. US (AZ-NV-CA)” which is Utah adjacent.  We will attempt to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he is able to verify our identification.

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