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Fort-tailed katydid, (nymph)

Scudderia furcata, (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878)


It is a small katydid nymph with Teal, orange and green with black and white striped antennae. It was about the size of a quarter from antennae to the end abdomen tip.


Suburban, Fort Worth, Texas. Found sitting on a grapefruit plant. They usually feed on flowers and sit on the top of plants. Found in a backyard near Arcadia park, Fort Worth.


The distribution range of (Scudderia furcata) includes Central America and North America. They as nymphs have bright colors but don't have wings to fly away from predators, they can display their colors as a sign of aposematism coloration.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jul 18, 2020
Submitted on Jul 20, 2020

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