Alien like Bug
December 31, 2009
I do not know what this is. It is not something I have seen before. It surely resembles to one of those alien creatures in sci–fi films than an earthling.
Appreciate some help to identify this fellow.
Refer below for more info.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Other than believing this to be a Longhorned Orthopteran or Katydid, we cannot provide a species or genus. We are going to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki who has assisted us in the past in the hopes he can provide more information.
Response from Piotr Naskrecki
The insect in the photo is a nymph of Cymatomerini (Pseudophyllinae). The
only genus of this tribe known from Sri Lanka is Sathrophyllia, which of
course does not mean that it cannot be something else (the orthopteran fauna
of Sri Lanka is virtually unknown.)