small cricket of n.e. thailand sometimes seen in numbers
March 10, 2010
this attractive cricket is often found on leaves , i dont ever recall finding one on the ground.
gary heiden, chiang khan, thailand
loei prov. thailand. about 5km from mekong river.
This is not a cricket, but rather an immature Katydid. Crickets and Katydids are both in the same insect order, Orthoptera, which also includes grasshoppers. Immature Orthopterans are known as nymphs, and they often differ physically from adults in terms of markings and coloration, which can make them difficult to identify. We will contact Piotr Naskrecki, an expert in Katydids, to see if he recognizes the species or genus.
Piotr Naskrecki Responds
The katydid from Thailand is a nymph of Phaneropterinae, but impossible to
tell the genus. Nymphs in this group of katydids are often dramatically
different from the adults.