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Subject: crazy grasshopper in costa rica
Location: Costa Rica
October 30, 2016 7:20 pm
Sorry for all the submissions tonight. My husband and I live in Costa Rica and are aspiring nature photographers who see a lot of weird bugs and insects, but I will try not to overwhelm you with my hundreds of cool shots 🙂 Our neighbor took this photo of a strange ghost jellyfish looking grasshopper, any idea what kind it is? Thanks
Signature: Kari Pinkerton Silcox


Lichen Katydid

Dear Kari,
This is not a Grasshopper.  It is a Katydid.  We located a matching image on SongStar, but alas, it is not identified.  It is identified as
Markia hystrix on Nature Images and it is called by the common name Lichen Katydid on iNaturalist.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Costa Rica

2 Responses to Lichen Katydid from Costa Rica

  1. In OSF this species is not known from Central America, but there are other Markia species there http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=1138404 Though “Distribution maps are often incomplete”.

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