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Angular winged Katydid ? - Microcentrum californicum - female

Angular winged Katydid ? - Microcentrum californicum - Female
Livermore / Sycamore grove park, Alameda County, California, USA
September 22, 2007
Size: 2"
I found this pretty Katydid who looks just like a green leaf on a light rainy day upon the dry field . I am not sure which Katydid it is ... my California species picture has red eyes and it looks not quite as angular as this one . Thanks for any comments , Beth



Angle-winged, But Which One?
I think it looks like an angle-winged katydid too, and according to range maps, you've got two species out your way, the greater angle-wing (Microcentrum rhombifolium) and something called (not surprisingly) the California angle-wing (Microcentrum californicum). Lots of stuff on the greater species available, but I haven't a clue about what the other even looks like. Hopefully an expert will weigh in at this point and take it further...

The Singing Insects site does have recordings of what California angle-wings sound like:

Good picture (and song recording) of a greater angle-wing in addition to the lots already on bugguide (click on the Greater Anglewing entry):

Edited to add: Heh. Your comment about your local katydids having red eyes just belatedly flipped a switch in my feeble brain and made me think of this cute photo of a katy putting on an 'angry face'...

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