The false katydid

Specimen: Oblong-winged katydid (Amblycorypha oblongifolia)

Time: Late-afternoon

Date: September 24, 2017

Location: Pine Haven Campground, Westport, Ontario

Observations: Ozzy discovered what we suspect to be an oblong-winged katydid, nestled in a patio plant on a blazing hot September afternoon. The katydid was quite active, moving about the plant, but we managed to secure a pretty spectacular photo of the find. Though this insect was not identified at Spruce Lawn, they are found throughout North America.

According to our research, green oblong-winged katydids are most commonly green in coloured, like the specimen we found. Other colours, which are rare, include pinks, dark tan and orange.

Katydids belong to the family Tettigoniidae, more commonly called bush crickets, katydids, or long-horned grasshoppers.

This katydid was photographed in its found location and we did not disturb it.



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