A large, typically green, bush cricket that is native to North America. The male makes a characteristic sound which resembles the name.
Microcentrum and other genera, family Tettigoniidae‘Members of the grasshopper family, including crickets, locusts, and katydids, hear with small disks near one of the front leg joints.’
- ‘From every quarter throbbed peepers and katydids and locusts.’
- ‘That winter, the night we built our first big fire, we also hatched out about a million katydids, or as some folk call them, camel crickets.’
- ‘Short-winged female meadow katydids discriminate among tremulation signals of males to choose a larger male, even in the absence of a signalling male.’
- ‘It is a mournful silence, broken only by the eternal singing of the katydids.’
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