True Katydid

Subject: Green Katydid
Location: Byron, IL
August 22, 2013 4:49 pm
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I noticed this guy hanging on out on our back porch in Byron, IL after a rainy day. I think he is a katydid but all other reference photos show a yellow or brown/ black, is he fresh or something completely different? Thanks again
Signature: Allie

True Katydid
True Katydid

Hi Allie,
This looks to us like a male Common True Katydid or Northern Katydid,
Pterophylla camellifolia.  According to BugGuide: “Forewings form cup over abdomen, many conspicuous veins. Pronotum has two shallow grooves. Both sexes stridulate ‘katy-did, katy-didn’t’ at dusk into night. Song varies geographically.”

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