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Oblong-winged Katydid - Amblycorypha oblongifolia - female

Oblong-winged Katydid - Amblycorypha oblongifolia - Female
Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
July 13, 2008
Katydid, Amblycorypha ?

I'm uploading a closeup of something odd hanging down from the abdomen. Anybody know what that is? Can post a shot of it from the other side if that helps.

Kansas Insect Guide mentions an Amblycorypha hausteca, but I don't find anything like that.

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Oblong-winged Katydid - Amblycorypha oblongifolia - female katydid - Amblycorypha oblongifolia

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Yes....
Yes, it is a species of Amblycorypha, and a recently-mated female. The "structure" is a spermatophore, left as a "gift" by the male. The female will eat the packet for its extra protein.

 
thanks
Thanks on both of the katydids, and for the spermatophore info. Good to know what that object was.

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