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Common True Katydid

Pterophylla camellifolia


Katydids are green with numerous veins on its wings, causing this insect to closely resemble a leaf. Such an appearance serves as excellent camouflage from predators.


Katydids' preferred habitat is that adult Katydids can often be seen perching on low shrubs in woodlands and forests. Baby Katydids are often with their mother or hidden alone. Katydids' preferred range is that they can be found all over the world but they prefer tropical areas.


This Katydid was found in North Carolina and I caught him in a cup, studied him, then let him go.

1 Species ID Suggestions

BugEric 11 years ago
Common True Katydid (male)
Pterophylla camellifolia Species Pterophylla camellifolia - Common True Katydid - BugGuide.Net

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CindyBinghamKeiser 12 years ago

That's great she's interested in Project Noah and the organisms!

e s c
e s c 12 years ago

My 8 year old daughter can not help getting involved.

CindyBinghamKeiser 12 years ago

Hello e s c, although undoubtedly this katydid hops, it's not what this mission is focused on. I'm asking for Leafhopper, Planthopper or Treehoppers that belong to the Auchenorrhyncha suborder. Please remove this spotting from the mission. Thank you.

e s c
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e s c

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2010
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

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