Subject: What kind of insect is this?
October 5, 2016 2:19 pm
I need to know what is this?
We found a very similar image on the Austin Bug Blog that is identified as a female Spoon-tailed Short-winged Katydid, Dichopetala catinata, where it states: “Females can be almost all green or have extensive dark markings down their back. I’m not sure if it might be a maturity thing, as the final nymph instar is almost as big as an adult female, and the fact that the wings are mere stubs doesn’t help distinguish a fully mature individual. Besides lacking flight wings, these heavy-bodied katydids do not even seem to use their legs much for jumping, and instead tend to move slowly and rely on camouflage for protection. ” We verified that identification on BugGuide. We are confident that the genus is correct, but we cannot say for certain that it isn’t another member in the genus.