Subject: Interesting Bug from Ometepe, Nicaragua
Location: La Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
December 13, 2013 2:45 pm
I took a trip to Nicaragua in October and spotted an interesting looking insect while I was on the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. It was on a gate post in a forested area. It was about 4 inches long and my guide, an Ometepe local, had never seen this particular type of insect before. Any idea what it was?
Signature: Allison from SF, CA
This is some species of Katydid, and it is a female as evidenced by the ovipositor protruding from the end of the abdomen. We will try to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide a species or genus name.
Piotr Naskrecki Responds
This is a nymph of Ancistrocercus sp. (Pseudophyllinae), but hard to say which species.
Thanks so much for the info!!!