Saturday, October 16, 2010

Meadow Katydid

This beautiful katydid is the Woodland Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus nemoralis) and was photographed at the Confluence in St. Louis. There were several of them hopping along the trail. They are strikingly beautiful with color tones of rusty red, black and golden amber. The one pictured here is a female, shown by the ovipositor protruding from her abdomen. She will use this apparatus for laying eggs in the soil.


  1. Wow! I've NEVER seen a katydid that color. Spectacular! What a gorgeous creature.

  2. Isn't she gorgeous? I love meadow katydid's, they come in so many great colors. They are fun to photograph.