Subject: Katydid from Panama
Geographic location of the bug: Anton Valley, Panama, 600m absl
Time: 08:30 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi, I never found what could be this katydid (even the genus is unknown to me), so any help would be much appreciated ! Thanks in advance 🙂 Frank
How you want your letter signed: Frank Canon
Your images are gorgeous and this Katydid is quite unusual. The undeveloped wings lead us to believe it is immature, and the apparent lack of an ovipositor indicates it is a male. We haven’t the time this morning to conduct a thorough identification search, so we are posting your images as unidentified and we will return to this posting this evening. Meanwhile, perhaps our readership has a moment or two for research.
Yes, it is definitely S. acanthonotum. A really gorgeous creature!