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Katydid? - Atlanticus monticola - male

Katydid? - Atlanticus monticola - Male
DuPage? County, Illinois, USA
July 29, 2006
Is this a katydid? Most of the ones Ive seen are very green, not mottled and brown? Anyone know what genus/species this may be? Found on a crushed limestone path in the middle of the woods midday in 103 degree heat.


sorry, moved it by mistake


Least Shieldback
This is a Least Shieldback (Atlanticus monticola). I was able to distinguish it from Protean Shieldback (Atlanticus testaceus) because the forewings are about a quarter the length of the pronotum. Protean Shieldbacks forewings would be about half or greater the length.

Thank you!!!!
Thank you!!!!

Yes, A Male Shield-backed Katydid...
...and it looks quite a lot like this fellow here! (Same genus at least...)

to genus page.

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