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Giant Leaf Katydid

Tettigonidae

Description:

the largest katydid I've ever seen, over 5" long!

Habitat:

tropical forest

Notes:

I spotted this huge katydid on a banana plant leaf in the morning. I had seen some large grasshoppers before but this was biggest katydid I had ever seen. I put it on my hand for a scale photo and it bite me! It didn't break the skin but it pinched a little. I put it back down after that.

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PaoloCo
PaoloCo 8 years ago
Leaf katydid
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15 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks harsuame and it was worth it Cindy!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Yikes, a huge insect that bites! Thanks for taking one for PN :)

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Cool

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks! @Dixie, I know what you mean, its kind of hard to tell the scale until you see my hand. It's a giant!

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 8 years ago

Nice shots!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks so much everyone! @achmmad, I'm not sure if this is a juvenile but it did have temper! Haha!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Great photos Dan - well done you brave man ! - worth a little bite, I suppose...he looks a little like a shrimp in pic#5.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

super spotting Dan!

Arijit Banerjee
Arijit Banerjee 8 years ago

cool..

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 8 years ago

Love the detail that shows in the first image : )

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Tettigonidae, leaf katydid, I would say.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Excellent. That would wake me up for the day.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Great story! :-)

achmmad
achmmad 8 years ago

Is he/she a juvenile? usually they are sensitive at mature. You're so lucky Dan! Fantastic!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

WOW! Huge! Cool!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Thailand

Spotted on Mar 16, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

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