Found this monster leaf / Tree hopper (?) sitting on my car this morning in Phuket Thailand. I’m assuming it dropped out of the nearby tree where it was probably munching aphids. Looks like a giant pea-pod! Measured 5″ body length and another 4″ for the antenna – total 9″ Can you tell me – What’s that bug! Please. Best regards and thanks for a great website.
This is some species of Katydid. Most are plant feeders though some are predatory.
Update: (07/03/2008) Piotr Naskrecki
I have been looking at the page with unidentified katydids (Katydids 2), and thought I could help with some ID’s. From top to bottom they are: Thailand sylvan katydid – most likely Cratioma sp.