Black-Red-Yellow Cricket?
May 28, 2010
Black-Red-Yellow Cricket with long legs
Mark
San Antonio, Texas

Central Texas Leaf Katydid Nymph

Hi Mark,
This is an immature Katydid, and we are going to seek professional assistance from Piotr Naskrecki in the identification.

Central Texas Leaf Katydid Nymph

Hi Daniel,
This looks like a nymph of the Central Texas Leaf Katydid (Paracyrtophyllus
robustus.)
Piotr

Thanks Piotr.  There are matching images on BugGuide which indicates:  “True katydids have leaf-like wings that form cups enclosing the abdomen. (The cupped wings probably serve to amplify their sounds.) Antennae longer and stiffer than in other katydids.

3 Responses to Central Texas Leaf Katydid nymph

  1. Curious Girl says:

    Almost looks like a mimic of this wasp:

    http://bugguide.net/node/view/660331/bgimage

    Ichneumon ambulatorius

  2. Curious Girl says:

    Almost looks like a mimic of this wasp:

    http://bugguide.net/node/view/660331/bgimage

    Ichneumon ambulatorius

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