Subject: Large gross bug
Geographic location of the bug: Hilton Head, SC
Time: 11:37 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this bug on my porch… it is about 4-5 inches long, its legs look like a grasshopper, face/antennae looks like a shrimp. It is expelling a thin brown liquid.
How you want your letter signed: C. Gates
Dear C. Gates,
This is a Katydid, and the ovipositor protruding from the tips of her wings identifies her as female. We believe this is a Round Headed Katydid in the genus Amblycorypha based on BugGuide where it states: “have long legs (hind femora extent almost to tips of tegmina) like Scudderia, but more rounded wings, and overall shape of Microcentrum, though rather more rounded (esp. tegmina), esp. in ♀♀. Top of the head rounded, strongly deflexed. Green, but some species, esp. A. floridana, have a pink phase (some have a yellow phase as well).” The brown color of your individual is not especially common.