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Katydid

Steirodon sp.

Description:

5-6 inches long...

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Steirodon sp.
oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago
Katydid
Peucestes sp. Biologia Centrali-Americana


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13 Comments

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 8 years ago

Wow that is a big katydid. Good spotting!

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 9 years ago

No electric or internet since the posting, until now (often happens up in these jungle mountains)...Glad to see that this green monster generated some good discussion...

Helena K
Helena K 9 years ago

What did Katy do? Ha ha ha

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, and if you collect some leaves from the ground and some katydids from the leaves you will notice that they all look the same ;-)...
I am not really in Orthoptera but I have also my favorite Steiry...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/808...
I will later add some additional shots.

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Glad we have some Orthoptera people here! Yes, my reference is very old, not surprised to hear the taxonomy has changed. Thanks for updating the ID!
A museum I worked for in the past picked up several similar-looking katydids in Papua New Guinea. I wonder if they were in the same genus. They leaf mimicry of their wings was remarkable, there were spots that looked like dead/dying leaves.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Agree with Steirodon dentatum as Byucca suggested...
http://globalspecies.org/ntaxa/1634825

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Tettigonidae, Leaf Katydids, Steirodon sp..
Jack is in general correct, but Peucestes is an old taxon. Steirodontini were revised and include now 3 genera Stilpnochlora, Cnemidophyllum and Steirodon. The latter 2 are subdivided in 4 subgenera with a total of 54 species. Yours resembles Steirodon dentatum, but I would not dare to ID down to species.
http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/Common...
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/displa...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

very cool spotting..!!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

cool!!!

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Neat series!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Cool..

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot!

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

MatthewKritzer
Spotted by
MatthewKritzer

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 9, 2012
Submitted on Apr 9, 2012

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