Subject: Maybe a kind of tarantula hawk?
March 28, 2017 6:57 am
I found it in a friend’s garden situated in San Isidro, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. I would like to know what kind of insect it is.
Signature: Ricardo Barba
This is NOT a Tarantula Hawk. It is a Katydid, and it is either immature or a flightless species. The ovipositor on the tip of the abdomen indicates this is a female. This species is not illustrated on Foto Fauna. It appears to be the same species as this unidentified individual in our archives from a 2006 posting.
Hi Daniel! Thank you very much for such a fast response. Amazing insect! I’m glad that now I know what it is.
Have a great week!!
We love getting Argentine insects for identification.