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unidentifieed green insect…
Hello,
Last year we found this beautiful insect in the Arenal National Park in Costa Rica. It looks like something in between a grashopper and a cicada and was about 6cm. Or is this a juvenile? Can you help me with the exact name of the species? Thank you and greetings from Belgium (we love your website!)
Erik Marrecau.

Hi Erik,
It is a Katydid, and it is not a juvenile. Only adults have fully developed wings. That is the best we can do, but perhaps one of our readers can supply an answer.

Update: (07/03/2008) Katydid IDs from Piotr Naskrecki
Hi,
I have been looking at the page with unidentified katydids (Katydids 2), and thought I could help with some ID’s. From top to bottom they are: Costa Rican Pitbull katydid – Lirometopum coronatum

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2 Responses to Unknown Katydid from Costa Rica is Pitbull Katydid

  1. don keyoatey says:

    does the pitbull katydid have the normal insect compound eye? in the photo it looks more like a single lens type eye.

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