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Tarantula hawk katydid

Aganacris velutina


As in the photo.


Lowland rainforest.


An excellent mimic of a female tarantula hawk, which is a wasp with an excruciating sting. Thanks to Carroll for identifying it for me. It turns out to be quite common in Panama but rare in the sense of being a katydid mimicking a wasp. See for a great description of the wasp - not the katydid.

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Les Catchick
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Les Catchick

Panamá, Panamá, Panama

Spotted on May 3, 2018
Submitted on May 2, 2019

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