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5-6 inches long...
Wow that is a big katydid. Good spotting!
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...
What did Katy do? Ha ha ha
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.
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.
Agree with Steirodon dentatum as Byucca suggested...http://globalspecies.org/ntaxa/1634825
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...
very cool spotting..!!
Spotted on Apr 9, 2012 Submitted on Apr 9, 2012
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