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What’s this bug?
Location: Kruger Park, South Africa
April 19, 2011 12:12 am
Saw this on a recent trip to Kruger Park in South Africa resting on the screen door to our cabin and had a hard time believing it was real.
Signature: pete


Dear Pete,
Several years ago we received a similar image which we identified as a ShieldBack Katydid, commonly called a Koringkriek in South Africa.  Koringkriek is an Afrikaans word, and it is also known as an Armored Ground Cricket.  In addition to the links we found on the earlier posting, there is some information on the Wilkinson’s World website.  The BugBitten website also lists the common name Gogga.  You may also want to visit the World’s Best Photos of koringkriek web page.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Africa

2 Responses to Koringkriek or ShieldBack Katydid

  1. Remirez says:

    Also known as a Corn Cricket. from the family Bradyporidae.

    “Gogga” is normally a generic term used for most/all arthropods/creepy crawlies, originally from the Khoisan word xoxo, meaning insect.

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