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Common True Katydid nymph

Pterophylla camellifolia

Description:

Immature katydid of some sort, I presume. Seemed fairly large, but wings were not yet fully developed. Antennae at least as long as its body. Red eyes.

Habitat:

A weed in my garden.

Notes:

Held very still with antennae stretched out alongside its front legs. http://bugguide.net/node/view/27886

1 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 3 years ago
Great green bush-cricket
Tettigonia virdissima Tettigoniidae

5 Comments

LucBertrand
LucBertrand 3 years ago

Beautiful insect !! I had never seen one like that. It is super !!!!

Steffi
Steffi 3 years ago

Thanks guys! I think that it might be Pterophylla camellifolia - I found a photo here of a nymph with the same red striped eyes:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showima...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 3 years ago

Steffi, do you want to change the name or would you like me to do it?

ceherzog
ceherzog 3 years ago

Love those red eyes!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

Katydid (Green leaf grasshopper) nymph

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.76, Long: -84.19

Spotted on Jul 5, 2011
Submitted on Jul 6, 2011

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