Handsome Meadow Katydid, redux

The following gallery shows a Handsome Meadow Katydid (Orchelimum pulchellum) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park on 06 November 2013.

This individual is a male, as indicated by the absence of an ovipositor.

The wings pretty much obscure the most visible male parts, but these also have distinctive shapes in katydids and are useful for ID. Source Credit: Matt Pelikan, BugGuide group on Facebook.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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2 Responses to “Handsome Meadow Katydid, redux”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    I never fail to be amazed by this insect’s striking blue eyes, which you highlight so well in your photos.

  2. naturesnippets Says:

    Such amazing colors … and “buggy” blue eyes. They surprised me and kept me staring back.

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