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Pink katydid

Amblycorypha oblongifolia

Description:

A type of grasshopper but unusual color

Habitat:

Forest near a trail

Notes:

Thank you, Martin, for this ID! Citation: http://bugguide.net/node/view/33981 and http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/agcomm...

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago
Pink Katydid
Amblycorypha oblongifolia Pink Katydid - Amblycorypha oblongifolia - BugGuide.Net


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3 Comments

Lisa NGA
Lisa NGA 9 years ago

Great - thanks for that, Martin! I am just thrilled to have an ID on this. Really appreciate your information!!

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Your katydid is not yet an adult and has only wing buds. They go through five growth stages, each instars looks rather similar except in size. Only during the final molt do they develop wings and sexual organs such as ovipositor if female.

Lisa NGA
Lisa NGA 9 years ago

Thanks Martin! I learned something very interesting from that!

But.... this guy did not have long wings like a katydid - they were more like stubs - I have uploaded another photo of his back, to show that.

Lisa NGA
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Lisa NGA

Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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