Amblycorypha oblongifolia

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Oblong-Winged Katydid
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The yellow morph of an Oblong-Winged Katydid.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Tettigoniidae
Subfamily: Phaneropterinae
Genus: Amblycorypha
Species: A. oblongifolia
Binomial name
Amblycorypha oblongifolia
De Geer, 1773

The Oblong-Winged katydid (Amblycorypha oblongifolia) is a species of katydid, or bush-cricket, of the family Tettigoniidae (long-horned grasshoppers).

Appearance[edit]

The color of the Oblong-Winged katydid is either green, tan, pink, or a dark tan or orange. Green is the most common amongst this species of katydid. Pink and tan are rare, but dark tan or orange is very rare. The origin of the unusual color stem from genetics, not from gender, age, or environment. The color is apparent from birth, and throughout their life.

Color variations
The most common morph, having a green color 
Pink being the more rare morph. 
The rarest morph, having a dark tan or orange color. 

Distribution[edit]

The Oblong-Winged katydid is common throughout the northeast of North America, but also can be found to the midwest.

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