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Shieldback Katydid

Shieldback Katydid

A few weeks ago I posted a blog with this katydid’s vibrant green leaf mimic cousin. I wanted to post the picture of this Shieldback Katydid to show you the color difference between these two katydids. The one shown here has a long sword like ovipositor at the rear of its abdomen indicating that it is a female. She uses this as a egg laying tube to place her eggs deep in the soil out of harms way. Also notice her long thread like antennae that is longer than her body. This particular katydid is also flightless since it lacks wings.

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