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Lesser Meadow Katydid

Conocephalus

Description:

Two small katydids with absurdly long antenna.

Habitat:

Lesser meadow katydids live in meadows and grasslands. These are in a suburban backyard in lawn that has grown to approximately 6 inches high. A grassy meadow area (3ft high grasses) is nearby)

Notes:

The stinger looking organ is actually an ovipositor, used to lay eggs in grass stems. I'd assumed while taking the pictures that these were Straight-lance Meadow Katydids, but when I checked online it seems those have much longer ovipositors, so I am not sure which ones these are.

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2 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hi Raeven, I removed this from the Mantid mission since it is not a Mantid. Thanks for your understanding.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Possibly Conocephalus brevipennis, Short-winged Meadow Katydid:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/33646

Raeven
Spotted by
Raeven

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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