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Lesser Meadow Katydid



Two small katydids with absurdly long antenna.


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)


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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ForestDragon 8 years ago

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

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Possibly Conocephalus brevipennis, Short-winged Meadow Katydid:

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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

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