Ecuadorean saddle back cricket??
Found this cricket in our garden while removing a dead leaf base from a vetchia palm. Looked in your web site and looks like the saddle bag bush cricket or weta. I think I have seen it before in our lawn, coming out from holes in the ground. I would appreaciate any information on it. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Erika Schwarz Wilson
Hi again Erika,
Nice to hear from you again. You have a member of the Family Tettigoniidae which contains Long-Horned Grasshoppers and Katydids as well as the Shield-Back and Bush Katydids which are sometimes called Crickets. Sorry I can’t identify your exact species. Your example is a female recognizeable by her flat, swordlike ovipositor, her egg laying organ.