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Hello There
Location: Mediterranean border of France and Spane
June 27, 2011 9:52 pm
This bug was found on a road near the mediterranean border of Spain and France.
I’d be much pleased if you could identify it for me. Thank you!
Signature: Norman

Shieldback Katydid

Hi Norman,
This is a female (as evidenced by the swordlike ovipositor) Shieldback Katydid.  Your photo is quite blurry, but we hope Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki of Harvard is able to assist in a species identification.

Piotr Naskrecki provides some information
Hi Daniel,
I cannot ID the species, but this is almost certainly the genus Ephippiger.
Cheers,
Piotr

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

2 Responses to Female Shieldback Katydid from France

  1. Normansm says:

    Thank you for the response! I found out that its name is Ephippiger Ephippiger.

    • bugman says:

      We are happy you found that species name as we have not heard back from Piotr Naskrecki. We will post his identification should it ever come.

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