We found this lady on a lawn in upstate NY after we cut down a branch of a tree - she may have been in the tree, or she may have simply been on the ground where it fell. Any idea what species she is? The orthopteran field guides I currently possess aren’t shedding any light.
Don’t feel too bad,. Orthopterans are commonly given short shrift in field guides, and are therefore not easy to ID.
This is a female (see the ovipositor on the end of the abdomen) Drumming Katydid, Meconema thalassinum. It was introduced into the Eastern United States from Western Europe.