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Katydid - angle-wing? - Microcentrum retinerve - female

Katydid - angle-wing? - Microcentrum retinerve - Female
Shelby Forest, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
November 22, 2011
Size: 35mm approx
I found this katydid in the garage...the fall weather here in sw TN has been very mild (ave 60's), until just last week. This guy was moving rather slowly, so a brought it inside for photos, and it seems to need both water and rest (it has an injury or ailment on its right side of the thorax). It was not interested in spinach or greens though. Is it an angle-wing?

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yes,
I think this is a female Microcentrum retinerve.

Lettuce (not Iceberg/head types) and Raspberry or Blackberry leaves might work for food. They eat assorted deciduous tree leaves, so if you have anything still green outside, that might work too.

 
Thanks, David
for the ID! I kept the katydid for a short time indoors until it looked fairly energetic, and since it was not cold, I let it outside in my potted plants (!). There are still some shrubs with leaves around as well. Very interesting insect; wish I had been able to keep it longer!

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