Subject: Curious big-eyed cricket
Geographic location of the bug: South-West Costa Rica
Time: 09:01 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello Mr. Bugman. I am a recently graduated biologist, but insects have never been my strongest part 😛 My father spotted this curious cricket in the SW area of Costa Rica. As you can see, it has an interesting color pattern. I am deeply intrigued by its eyes.
Any help will be much appreciated
How you want your letter signed: A Biologist in the Making
Dear Biologist in the Making,
This is a very colorful Grasshopper, not a Cricket, but both Grasshoppers and Crickets are classified together in the order Orthoptera. We believe we have correctly identified your Grasshopper as Taeniophora valleana thanks to this FlickR posting. Here are additional FlickR images.