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Scudderia, sp. - Scudderia curvicauda - female

Scudderia, sp. - Scudderia curvicauda - Female
Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
August 13, 2002
I found this photograph that I took 7 years ago; I can't tell if this is a Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata) or a Curve-tailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia curvicauda). I realize it may not be possible to tell from the photo . . .


Moved from ID Request.

In this image it is easy to see the "shoulders" of the front wings are not modified for sound production. It is true that only adult males can be conclusively identified, and not usually from images alone.

I did not check off the gende
I did not check off the gender, but I believe this is a female, as I think I can see her ovipositor.

species ID in Scudderia + gender
I looked at your pic full size, and to me it looks more like an ovipositor than the male fork. For species I think you need to see the male reproductive parts to tell for sure. Least I saw that in a previous post. Are you positive about the ID of your other pic labeled as Scudderia furcata, Photo#325302? You've got some nice katydid pics by the way.

I made sure of the ID of the Scudderia furcata in #325302 by looking at his reproductive parts and by hearing his calls in my yard. And thanks for the compliment, too!

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