Katydid from Nicaragua

Subject: Interesting Bug from Ometepe, Nicaragua
Location: La Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
December 13, 2013 2:45 pm
Hi Bugman,
I took a trip to Nicaragua in October and spotted an interesting looking insect while I was on the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. It was on a gate post in a forested area. It was about 4 inches long and my guide, an Ometepe local, had never seen this particular type of insect before. Any idea what it was?
Signature: Allison from SF, CA

Katydid:  Ancistrocercus species

Hi Allison,
This is some species of Katydid, and it is a female as evidenced by the ovipositor protruding from the end of the abdomen.  We will try to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide a species or genus name.

Katydid:  Ancistrocercus species

Piotr Naskrecki Responds
Hi Daniel,
This is a nymph of Ancistrocercus sp. (Pseudophyllinae), but hard to say which species.

Thanks so much for the info!!!


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