Handsome Meadow Katydid Orchelimum pulchellum Davis, 1909    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Orthoptera   >   Family Tettigoniidae   >   Genus Orchelimum   

Status:

Very common from late summer through fall on the coastal plain. Appears to be more common along the edges of open freshwater wet areas.

Description:

The blue eyes and reddish hind leg coloration is diagnostic for Handsome Meadow Katydid. Similar Black-legged Meadow Katydid has red eyes and dark/black hind legs.

There are 115 records in the project database.

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A male Handsome Meadow Katydid in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/9/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Handsome Meadow Katydid in Wicomico Co., Maryland (10/2/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A female Handsome Meadow Katydid in Howard Co., Maryland (9/30/2013). Watch video. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A female Handsome Meadow Katydid in Kent Co., Maryland (9/19/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A Handsome Meadow Katydid in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2015). Photo by Keith Eric Costley. (MBP list)

A female Handsome Meadow Katydid at Jug Bay, Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/15/2007). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A female Handsome Meadow Katydid in Kent Co., Maryland (9/7/2015). Verified by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A female Handsome Meadow Katydid in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/12/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A female Handsome Meadow Katydid in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/13/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Handsome Meadow Katydid in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/16/2011). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

A female Handsome Meadow Katydid in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/9/2014). Photo by Regina Kreger. (MBP list)

Handsome Meadow Katydid in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/4/2020). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Handsome Meadow Katydid in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Handsome Meadow Katydid in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/13/2019). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Handsome Meadow Katydid in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/14/2014). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A Handsome Meadow Katydid in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/16/2017). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Handsome Meadow Katydid in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/17/2020). (c) kdw808, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by kdw808 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Handsome Meadow Katydid in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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