Subject: Can you ID this one??
Location: Boquete, Panama
February 13, 2017 7:41 am
Good Morning!
We are currently living in Boquete, Panama. Found this guy on my fence rail yesterday afternoon. Can’t find any info on it. If you could give me a name that would be great.
Signature: Susan

Female Katydid

Dear Susan,
Though we are posting all of your images, had we to choose a single image, it would be the lateral view that really displays the distinctive dark orange-brown ovipositor on this magnificent female Katydid.  The coloration is quite different, but it is not too dissimilar from this Moss Mimic Katydid from Costa Rica in our archives.  This immature individual on Project Noah also shares many similarities.  We will attempt to contact Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide a species name.


Piotr Naskrecki provides an identification
Hi Daniel,
This is Acanthodis curvidens, (Pseudophylinae).
Piotr Naskrecki, Ph. D.
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Ed. Note:  We did find this image of a male on FlickR.  Here is another FlickR  image.




Location: Boquete, Panama

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