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Mormon Cricket
Mormon Cricket seen at 12,900' on the NE slopes of "Stony Pass Peak" 9/21/08. There were several of these around ranging from green to black, about 2" long and nearly 3/4" wide. The Mormon Crikcket is actually a Katydid and not a Cricket. Note the striking sword-like ovipositor.

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HenrykVery interesting photo !

Henryk

Voted 10/10

There are over 6800 Katydids living worldwide. I have never seen a Mormon Cricket. Thank you for posting. Greetings, Henryk

Posted Sep 23, 2008 3:09 am

John KirkRe: Very interesting photo !

John Kirk

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Thanks Henryk,

It took a bit of research to figure out what it actually was - very odd creatures.
Posted Sep 23, 2008 10:09 am

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John KirkSubmitted by John Kirk
on Sep 23, 2008 12:11 am

Image ID: 445735
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Lat/Lon: 37.79239°N / 107.55117°W
Object Title: Mormon Cricket

Image Type(s): Wildlife