Location: East coast peninsular Malaysia
January 18, 2013 10:00 am
Hello! Found these two beauties outside my hotel room in peninsular Malaysia. A big bulky butterfly and some sort of katydid that wasn’t very pleased with my presence.
Help me identify them please! Love the website by the way.
In trying to research this Katydid, we found a posting in our archives from Borneo that looks very much like your insect. When we received that image, we requested assistance from Eric Eaton who forwarded our information to Katydid expert Piotr Nasrecki from Harvard who wrote back: “This pretty animal is either the genus Olcinia or Sathrophyllia, both common katydids in Borneo and peninsular Malaysia (hard to tell them apart without seeing the wing venation.) They are members of the Pseudophyllinae: Cymatomerini.” We now contact Piotr regularly when we have a Katydid inquiry. We are now awaiting his response.