Drumming Katydid


The Drumming Katydid, or Meconema thalassinum, is a fascinating, beautiful little lime-green katydid. Part of what makes it so interesting, at least to those of us in the United States, is that it doesn't realy belong here. It came over as a visitor from Europe, just in the middle 1900s.

It was first found in the Long Island region and over the years it has spread outwards. Now it can be found in most of New England. Who knows where it will end up next!

It has lovely wings which look like leafs, as well as long, thin green antennae.

This one was photographed in the end of July 2013, in Marston Mills, Cape Cod. It was extremely friendly. It quietly meandered along our hands and arms while we photographed it.

Drumming Katydid Massachusetts

Drumming Katydid Massachusetts

Drumming Katydid Massachusetts

Drumming Katydid Massachusetts

Drumming Katydid Massachusetts

Drumming Katydid Massachusetts

Drumming Katydid Massachusetts

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