Location: South Africa
January 12, 2016 11:40 pm
Hi I just want to ID this bug can’t seem to find its name was hoping you guys can help, thanks
This is a Katydid, and we got our first clue thanks to the Getty Images site where we determined the genus to be Clonia. Here is another similar image from iSpot. Most of the iSpot images are of winged individuals so we are presuming your image is an immature nymph. The presence of the long ovipositor is an indication this is a female. We will try to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide additional information.
Piotr Naskrecki responds
From this dorsal view it is difficult to say what it is, do you have a lateral view? It is definitely a Clonia but not sure which subgenus, Xanthoclonia or Hemiclonia. Do you know the exact locality where this photo was taken?