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!
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
I cannot ID the species, but this is almost certainly the genus Ephippiger.