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Location: Otok Hvar
June 18, 2016 7:31 am
Hi,
I have got as far as identifying this bug as a Shieldback Katydid, probably a female, but I am unable to find any photo on line or in my books of anything which is remotely similar in colouring. I wonder if you have any ideas pleas?
Thank you
Signature: Norman Woollons

Shieldback Katydid:

Shield-Backed Katydid:  Eupholidoptera chabrieri schmidti

Subject: I’ve identified the Katydid Bug!
June 19, 2016 2:10 am
Hi,
I emailed you yesterday with a photo of a Shieldback Katydid that I found, with the vivid yellow head stripe.  I received your automated reply at 16:31.
After a lot more online research, I have now identified it so don’t worry about trying yourselves.  It is a Eupholidoptera chabrieri schmidti, and is native to the Adriatic coast.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupholidoptera_chabrieri
Sincerely
Signature: Norman Woollons

Dear Norman,
We are very happy you were able to identify your Shield-backed Katydid, and we want to thank you for following up with us so that we can create a posting.  We were away from the office and we are trying to respond to over a week’s worth of identifications that arrived in our absence as well as requests that have come in since our return.  We had to  research your location and we learned that Otok Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea.  The Encyclopedia of Life also has an image of this subspecies and Patio Door has some wonderful images.

Hi Daniel
Thanks for the email and the two links.  I wasn’t aware of those websites.  Yes, my home is a beautiful island in the warm Adriatic where I have a small fruit farm which borders the Maquis, hence I get all sorts of interesting insects.
Know exactly what you mean about the inbox when you come back from holidays!
Kindest regards

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Subject: lined bugs along avocado leaf
Location: Tampa Florida
June 9, 2016 2:25 pm
What are these bugs lining an avocado leaf in Tampa, Florda?
Signature: Holly E Huff

Katydid Eggs

Katydid Eggs

Dear Holly,
These are Katydid EggsKatydids are large, usually green insects that are related to and which resemble Grasshoppers, but with much longer antennae.  Like Crickets, Katydids make audible sounds that contribute to the orchestra of sound produced by insects.  Though they feed on leaves, Katydids are solitary feeders who do litter harm to garden plants.  We would encourage you to tolerate them in your garden.

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Subject: Insect
Location: San Diego, CA
June 4, 2016 2:53 pm
I found this interesting looking insect the other day… Maybe a type of katydid?
Signature: Elijah Otto

Katydid Molting

Bush Katydid Molting

Dear Elijah,
This is most certainly an immature Katydid, and you have captured it in the process of molting.  We believe this may be a Mexican Bush Katydid nymph based on this BugGuide image, but we would not entirely rule out that it is a Fork Tailed Bush Katydid nymph based on this BugGuide image.  The absence of an ovipositor indicates this is a male Bush Katydid nymph.

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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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