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Katydid

Scudderia mexicana

Description:

2-3 inches from head to wingtip. Antennae can double total length. This is what sets it apart from the typical grasshopper. Long distinct hind legs. Leafy green coloring.

Habitat:

Found on potted plant located on shaded porch. North America, California, Vista.

Notes:

Female

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3 Comments

JakobCarpinelli
JakobCarpinelli 8 years ago

I think I figured it out!

JakobCarpinelli
JakobCarpinelli 8 years ago

Thanks for the info. I guess it's highly improbable that one made it to California. I'll keep researching.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello. I know you were seeking assistance o this ID. I've just noticed that you've called it Tettigonia viridissima. However this species apparently occurs from Europe to Mongolia; it is not found in the US. See a map here. http://eol.org/pages/859567/maps Sorry, I wish I knew which species this was!

JakobCarpinelli
Spotted by
JakobCarpinelli

California, USA

Spotted on Nov 12, 2011
Submitted on Jan 26, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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