Female, Siskiyou County, California.
Photograph by Ron Lyons, used by permission.
In email of 10 Dec 2010, Ron Lyons sent these details of the circumstances of his photographing living I. californicus:
I was only in this area once, late in September. There was a lot of calling at various places along the road, but I only saw this one female katydid and a male tree cricket nearby on the road. The katydid didn't really want to hold still for me, unfortunately, so I only got a couple of profile shots. This is the best one.
Date: 2009 September 29
USA: CA: Siskiyou [County]: McCloud: Pilgrim Creek Road: 6.4 mi north of Hwy
89: 41 19.310 N, 122 00.752 W, 3877 ft elevation
(On the map in the 2008 DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer, Pilgrim Creek Road intersects Highway 89 about 3 miles east of McCloud. McCloud is a small town east of Mount Shasta along Highway 89.)