Cyrtophyllus concavus
Katydid Ka"ty*did`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect ({Cyrtophyllus concavus}) of the family {Locustid[ae]}, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name. [1913 Webster]

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  • Katydid — Ka ty*did , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect ({Cyrtophyllus concavus}) of the family {Locustid[ae]}, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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