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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Henryk

Henryk - Sep 23, 2008 3:09 am - Voted 10/10

Very interesting photo !

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

John Kirk

John Kirk - Sep 23, 2008 10:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very interesting photo !

Thanks Henryk,

It took a bit of research to figure out what it actually was - very odd creatures.

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