Female Katydid from Iraq

Subject: Katydid from Iraq?
Location: Iraq, near baghdad
September 20, 2015 10:22 am
What sort of katydid is this? Picture was taken somewhere in the arabian/syrian desert, probably in Iraq within 100 miles of Baghdad.
Signature: dj33


Dear dj33,
Unlike the U.S., the U.K. or Australia which have very nice online databases for insect identification, there is not much from Iraq.  Other that agreeing that this is a Katydid, and that it is a female, we cannot provide a species identification at this time.  We did locate a LandesMuseum article A taxonomic study of the long-horned grasshoppers of Jordan (Orthoptera:  Tettigoniidae) but we were unable to make any identifications.

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