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Lesser Pine Katydid - Orchelimum minor - female

Lesser Pine Katydid - Orchelimum minor - Female
Whitepath Road area, Gilmer County, Georgia, USA
August 2, 2011
This attractive and very friendly Katydid was located at 1600' in an open area in a mostly deciduous forest in the North Georgia Mountains.

Looks similar to female Common Meadow Katydid - Orchelimum vulgare: Update: Based on discussion below, changing this to "Looks similar to Orchelimum minor - Lesser Pine Katydid, as example image here may be O. minor and not O. vulgare. Update #2: Based on updated expert commentary, this example image is Orchelimum vulgare (that has orange legs).

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Lesser Pine Katydid - Orchelimum minor - female Lesser Pine Katydid - Orchelimum minor - female

O. minor looks good to me
Moved from ID Request.

Maybe mis-IDed
My guess of 2007 was before I figured out how to ID Orchelimum minor (Lesser Pine Katydid) in 2008. Orange eyes and orange legs looks more like that species. Are there any pines in the area?

Mostly deciduous, but
yes, there are some pines in the area.

Changing my ID
John: I was misled by the image (I used as an example above) as to leg color. With this new information, I re-checked my books and found this in John Himmelman's book (Guide to Night-Singing Insects of the Northeast ©2009) for O. vulgare: "Eyes are yellow to orange" ... "The legs are yellow to green, except for hind tibiae, which are a darker brown-green." So my Katydid would not be O. vulgare based on leg color.

As you suggested, I think this ID now favors Orchelimum minor (Lesser Pine Katydid), which may be what the example image I used above, is anyway. I will move it to O. Minor if OK with you. Thanks, Roy

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