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Subject: Eggy Weggs
Location: Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM
April 12, 2015 6:06 pm
I recently planted a Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick in my back yard. While watering it this evening my wife pointed out these seven white eggs and I was wondering if they will hatch into something that wants to eat my little tree. I am hoping it will turn out to be something carnivorous that would help eat all of the aphids in our yard instead. Please advise, Bugman.
Signature: Ethan Firestone

Katydid Eggs

Katydid Eggs

Dear Ethan,
It sounds like you love your garden very much, and any gardener knows that a lush garden provides habitat for many native species, including butterflies, birds and many other creatures.  A pesticide free garden provides much more diversity than one in which the caretaker uses chemicals to help control insect populations.  These are the eggs of a Katydid, and though Katydids will eat the leaves of plants, they are actually quite welcome in our own garden.  Katydids are sound producing insects that help contribute to the orchestra of night noises, and though they eat leaves, no permanent damage is done to the plants as they are solitary feeders that you are more likely to hear than to see as they are so well camouflaged.

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Subject: identify insect
Location: New Orleans
March 17, 2015 8:31 pm
Hey, I found this grasshopper like bug in my house tonight. I find it very beautiful, but I have no idea what it is and can’t seem to find anything that identifies it.
Signature: lukas

Common Conehead

Common Conehead

Dear Lukas,
What a nice green find on St. Patrick’s Day.  This looks like a Common Conehead Katydid in the genus
Neoconocephalus to us, though we cannot say for certain which species, and you can compare your image to those on BugGuide.

Hey! Thats it! Thanks! Yes a great find on st. patricks day, felt honored to have it in my home. I looked up other pictures of katydids, but all the images that came up didn’t match.

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Subject: Grasshopper
Location: Malaysia
March 4, 2015 10:37 am
hello :) im doing my insect collection project for my entomology class. however, i have difficulty in identifying the bugs that i have collected. whatsthatbug.com is the only hope i have now as i have searched google for this creature but failed to find it. i found this friend in my bedroom. hope anyone can help me identify this species.
Signature: anyhow

Katydid

Katydid

Dear anyhow,
This is a Longhorned Orthopteran in the suborder Ensifera, most likely some species of Katydid.

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Subject: Strange bug
Location: Pyramid hill, Victoria, 3575, Australia
February 28, 2015 7:34 am
I have never seen anything like it! This bug looks like a bug cream coloured wasp! Please help me identify it… By the way i am in Australia, Victoria, Pyramid hill.
Signature: Abi

Katydid

Katydid

Dear Abi,
This is a harmless female Katydid, and we suspect you mistook her for a wasp because of the stinger-like ovipositor which is used to deposit eggs.  We are not certain of the species, but you may be able to identify it on the Brisbane Insect website.

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Subject: Puntland bug
Location: Puntland state of Somalia
February 15, 2015 11:33 am
Dear Bugman,
I saw this afternoon thus beetle in Puntland State of Somalia.
I asked a Somali what it was but he did not know.
He said these beetles appear suddenly and die around this time of year (February).
The beetle was about 7 centimeters long and was very slow and gave the impression it was about to die.
I am curious to know more about this beetle. I saw a smaller specimen in December when I visited Garowe).
Kind regards
and thanks before hand
Signature: Peter Markus

Armored Ground Cricket

Armored Ground Cricket

Dear Peter,
This is not a beetle.  It is a flightless Katydid commonly called an Armored Ground Cricket.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you very much!
I thought it might be but the photos I found looked different!
Again thank you, I will read up on it
Kind regards,
Peter

 

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Subject: Help please
Location: Nicaragua
February 12, 2015 1:16 am
We saw this bug in a bromeliad in cloud forest in Nicaragua. It was described to us at the time as a leaf bug, but I suspect that this is generic term meaning “I don’t have a clue”! Can you help identify it please?
Signature: Emcee

Leaf Mimic Katydid

Dried Leaf Mimic Katydid

Dear Emcee,
This looks nearly identitical to a Dried Leaf Mimic Katydid in the genus
Mimetica from Belize that we recently posted.  Your individual seems to have lost one of its jumping legs.

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