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Thread-legged katydid

Arethaea sp.


A katydid that seems to have had all parts stretched out to the thinnest possible structures--legs, antennae, and wings. Legs extremely long and slender--hind femora twice as long as abodmen. Forewing typically more than 8 times as long as wide. (information from BugGuide)


County road outside of town


Katydids are often seen at night in the summertime. They are on the roads at night, eating the remains of insects (mostly grasshoppers) that were run over by cars during the day.

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Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2014
Submitted on Dec 16, 2016

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