Subject: Blue Insect in Guatemala
Location: El Remate, Guatemala
January 7, 2013 1:08 pm
Hello. I took this photo of an insect in the jungle near El Remate, Guatemala. It was taken in the morning in June last year. I haven’t been able to identify it, and I am curious about what it is.
Signature: Stuart Edgar
This is one beautiful Katydid in the family Tettigoniidae, however, we have not been able to locate any matching images on the internet. The black ovipositor that seems to resemble a stinger is an indication that she is a female. We will contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide a species identification.
Piotr Naskrecki provides an ID
This beauty is Moncheca pretiosa (Conocephalinae).
Thanks for identifying it. I was always curious about it and someone told me about your website.