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Blue Katydid - Scudderia furcata - male

Blue Katydid - Scudderia furcata - Male
Cass County, Texas, USA
October 4, 2007
Size: 1' (24mm)
I did not alter the colors of this little critter even though it is a bit bluer in the photo than in real life, but not much. It has a very distinctly shaped ovipositor. I have no idea what the common or scientific name is.


Moved from Katydids.

Moved to

Maybe Scudderia
I think Scudderia may be safe on this one, but ask someone more knowledgable.

Not an ID
I was just adding - male, right?

Not sure if we can get this to species, as a dorsal (top view) of the terminal abdominal process is necessary to make a conclusive ID. The color of the insect is probably due to its lake-season feeding, when leaves start losing chlorophyl and other pigments become evident. You literally 'are' what you eat in this case:-)

Blue Katydid
Thanks for the assistance. Obviously, since this turns out to be a male, what I mistook to be an ovipositor, isn't, lol. The images have been moved to the guide.


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