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Greater Angle-wing Katydid

Microcentrum rhombifolium

Description:

A large, robust katydid, approximately 2 inches long. Various shades of green with a lighter green pattern across it body. Highly camouflaged, it definitely resembles a leaf.

Habitat:

Prairie restoration of Johnson Sauk Trail nature area.

Notes:

I accidentally stumbled on this one while photographing a hopper. I looked up and just happened to look straight at it. Otherwise, I don't think I would have seen this one.

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2 Comments

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Thanks again Stephanie! I've never noticed how beautiful they are up close.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

What a beautiful insect; incredible texture!

beaker98
Spotted by
beaker98

Illinois, USA

Lat: 41.32, Long: -89.90

Spotted on Aug 8, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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