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Subject:  What’s That Katydid?
Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
May 7, 2016
While working in the garden we spotted this immature Katydid eating the leaves of a Primrose, and we were uncertain of its identity.  We believe it is a Bush Katydid in the genus Scudderia, possibly a Mexican Bush Katydid which is pictured on the Natural History of Orange County website.  Since it lacks an ovipositor, this
Scudderia nymph is definitely a male, and it looks very similar to this BugGuide image.

Immature Bush Katydid

Immature Bush Katydid

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Subject: What’s this insect??
Location: Indonesia
April 5, 2016 2:38 am
Hi Bugman,
We came home today to find this insect stuck to our door. We have lived here for the past 8 years and have never seen this.
I’ve lived in tropical Indonesia for the past 36 years and have never seen it…
To me it looks like a moth which looks like a piece of bark… Help…
Signature: Preeti, who has a son (8) who NEEDS to know,

Katydid

Katydid

Dear Preeti,
We believe this is a Katydid in the family Tettigoniidae, and either its hind, jumping legs are missing, or they are hidden under the wings.  We will attempt to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can verify our identification and possibly provide a species name.  Your individual resembles this image on Media Storehouse.

Katydid

Katydid

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for the responding so quickly.
It’s 3rd set of legs are hidden under his wings… I just couldn’t take a picture of them.
A Katydid…thanks for letting me know what it is so that I can investigate it on the net and tell my son.
Thanks again.
Regards,
Preeti

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Subject: Katydid Identfication
Location: Batam, Indonesia
March 31, 2016 3:16 am
We found this female katydid last night and are trying to identify her…the underside of her legs are a pretty aqua blue and the ends of her wings are blunt instead of pointed like so many of the pictures we have been looking at.
Signature: Laura

Katydid

Katydid

Dear Laura,
We will contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide an identification for your Katydid.

Katydid

Katydid

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Subject: Amazing camouflage
Location: Costa Rica
March 23, 2016 10:48 am
Best doggone camouflage of nature that I’ve seen in a long time. The body/wings are PERFECT green leaf replicas, right down to the veining and the slight rippling of the “leaf” surface. The crest on the head might be mistaken for a flower bud and the bright yellow eyes are so tiny that they might be mistaken for the eggs of some tiny insect. This critter is sitting on a 4″ steel beam. Directly above it, the wood beam is full dimensional 2″. Fantastic! Photo taken in Costa Rica’s Central Valley (Atenas) at mid-morning, 23 March 2016.
Signature: Newtonian

Katydid

Katydid

Dear Newtonian,
We found a matching Katydid image on Friends of the Rainforest, but alas, the species is not identified.  We will attempt to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide an identification.

Thank you!  Our critter “buddy” is still hanging around so I went to examine him again.  The only difference that I can see is that the one at our location has very much greener legs.  This might be simply the lighting or a photographic artifact but everything else looks exactly on the money.

Hi Daniel,
This is a female of Steirodon careovirgulatum, one of the largest katydids in Costa Rica.
Cheers,
Piotr

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Subject: Whata this?
Location: New orleans louisiana
March 9, 2016 7:21 pm
On my house in new orleans. Never seen this before. Cant find him in the native species directory. Would love an answer. Thanks
Signature: Steve

Broad-Tipped Conehead

Broad-Tipped Conehead

Dear Steve,
This is a Conehead Katydid in the Tribe Copiphorini, and we believe it is a good match to the Broad-Tipped Conehead,
Neoconocephalus triops, that is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Species name ‘triops’ is Greek, meaning ‘three eyes’. Also a character from Greek mythology, an offspring of the sea-god Poseidon and Kanake. (Based on Internet searches.) This refers to the black spot on the cone, having the appearance of a third eye.”  We will once again be traveling with Journalism students, this time to NYC, so we are postdating your submission to go live to our site over the weekend while we are away.

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Subject: Katydid
Location: Cloud Forest, central Costa Rica
March 8, 2016 3:15 am
This photo was taken, during the night, in September, in cloud forest of Central Costa Rica, at a height of 4500′. I think the katydid is shedding its skin. Please can you identify it?
Signature: calculus

Molting Katydid

Molting Katydid

Dear calculus,
We haven’t the necessary skills to identify your Katydid based on your lovely image of a molting individual.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck.

Thanks for trying.  Could you even suggest a family name?
Thanks
calculus

All Katydids are in the family Tettigoniidae.

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