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Katydid

Tettigoniidae sp.

Description:

Katydid, any of numerous predominantly nocturnal insects related to crickets and grasshoppers and noted for their loud mating calls. Katydids have large hind legs and are distinguished by their extremely long, threadlike antennae and the thick, upwardly curved ovipositor (egg-laying structure) of the females.

Habitat:

Gardens/Flowers in Lalbaugh Botanical garden

1 Species ID Suggestions

kfox
kfox 6 years ago
Katydid
Tettigoniidae sp. Katydid Key


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3 Comments

marirs
marirs 6 years ago

Wow, thats a lot of species... thanks for your suggestion and the comment fox :)

kfox
kfox 6 years ago

Beautiful picture!

kfox
kfox 6 years ago

I am guessing it is related to the Subfamily Phaneropterinae, due to the presence of tympana on the forelegs. There are over 6,000 species of Katydids worldwide.

marirs
Spotted by
marirs

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 11, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2015

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