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Handsome Meadow Katydid (male)

Orchelimum pulchellum

Description:

A Handsome Meadow Katydid perching on the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park. "Eyes usually blue--fairly distinctive." Source Credit: BugGuide. This individual is a male, as indicated by the absence of an ovipositor. One way to differentiate katydids from grasshoppers: Katydids have much longer antennae than grasshoppers, as shown in Photo 5 (of 5). Thanks to Matt Pelikan, BugGuide group on Facebook, for help in ID-ing the katydid's gender. Related Resource: Ovipositor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovipositor

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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Spotted on Nov 6, 2013
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