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Green Crested Katydid

Steirodon sp.


Things grow bigger in the Amazon! This giant bush katydid is a great example. It is also known as the green crested katydid or the saddleback katydid because of the large "saddle-like" area right behind the head. Notice also it's excellent leaf mimic camouflage.


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Best chance to see things like this is on a night hike or near a light source.

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Jetnosfreak 3 years ago

Thank you; AmazonWorkshops!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 8 years ago

Wow.... Congrats. Put on a leash and take that for a walk !!!! Nice!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 12 years ago


CarolSnowMilne 12 years ago

Congratulations on Spot of the Day and this wonderful photo and insect. So huge! WOW!

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 12 years ago

Congratulations ! - yes he looks like a lime leaf- love the detail -well done !

williefromwi 12 years ago

Congrats on your Spotting of the Day award for day 4 of Amazon Awareness Week

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

really nice one,

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

great spotting!

IsabellaFiers 12 years ago

Immense !!!

Yasser 12 years ago

For day 4 of Amazon Awareness Week, we've chosen this huge katydid as Spotting of the Day! Help Help promote rainforest conservation by sharing your rainforest wildlife spottings with us!

"This best way to tell the difference between a katydid, like this green crested katydid, and a grasshopper, is by looking at the antennae. Katydids have long filamentous antennae, which may exceed their own body length, while grasshoppers' antennae are relatively short and thickened."


MayraSpringmann 12 years ago

Wow!!!! Great!!

Nicholas4 12 years ago

phenomenal size!

Jeannette 12 years ago

Amazing :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Incredible i have no idea they can grow this big wonderful spotting:)

KarenL 12 years ago

Wow, that is a monster katydid! Great spot!

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Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Jul 21, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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