Common True Katydid (Pterophylla camellifolia)

Common True Katydid (Pterophylla camellifolia) © Kyle Warnecke (iNaturalist)

The nearly flightless Common True Katydid lives in the crowns of deciduous trees in forests, woodlots, and yards.  Its leaf-like appearance helps it to blend into the leaves and make it less noticeable to predators. Because it is high up in the canopy layer it can be difficult to spot but is often heard at dusk and into the night.

Conservation Status

Global: GNR


The eggs of the Common True Katydid hatch in spring and adults may be seen roughly midsummer to frost.

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Vermont Distribution

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