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Female Katydid Upper Rogue Oregon July 2013
Female Katydid Upper R  

Male Katydid Upper Rogue Oregon July 2013
Male Katydid Upper Rog  
Found both female and male katydids at Huckleberry Gap (Rogue River National Forest, Oregon) on July 7, 2013 and August 3,2013 respectively (see attached)  Female seen 12:30 pm, male 1:00 pm. Only one of each sighted.

She looks like a straight-lanced, but they shouldn't be here. Your thoughts?

Note: I have 2 other photos of the female, 1 other of the male (camera shy...;)

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Christy:

Outstanding images of a rarely-imaged species:  the "Oregon Grass Decticid," Steiroxys strepens .  Here's more:

http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=1142430

and

http://bugguide.net/node/view/723463

Please consider posting your own images to the Bugguide link, as there are few other images for the species.

Nice find!

Eric

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I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.

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Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

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Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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