Thursday, August 16, 2007


Katydid, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

I am continually amazed at my ignorance. I had no idea that there were so many kinds of Katydids!
Meanwhile, I think this is an angle-wing katydid called the Greater Angle-wing (Microcentrum rhombiflollium). What do you think?

Below are two more views of the same insect:


threecollie said...

Nice photos...seems everyone was seeing katydids yesterday. Bev at Burning Silo had a nice photo too and I posted a link to the sound the make.

burning silo said...

I'm still unsure of the ID of this one, even after seeing the different views. Greater Anglewing is supposed to have a range that just crosses into the most southern area of Ontario, so it could probably be found where you are. However, it also strongly resembles the Broad-winged Bush Katydid (Scudderia pistillata) which is also quite large (about 2 inches). That species is widespread in eastern Canada. It's more a field dweller (oldfield meadows, etc..), while the Greater Anglewing is considered more of a treetop Katydid.

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