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ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

I am pretty sure it is a Katydid because of two things. She has very long, thread-like antennae. Only Crickets and Katydids have antennae like that, grasshoppers have shorter, thicker antennae.

The other part is that this insect has an ovipositor (the long sword-like thing on the end of the abdomen). Female Katydids have these for laying their eggs inside wood or the ground. Female Crickets have ovipositors as well but they tend to be more needle-like. Female Grasshoppers do not have ovipositors.

I honestly wish I knew more about the species in your area. Sorry I can't help more.

Ангелина
Ангелина 9 years ago

Its size was about 7-8 cm around, I thought that this locust, but read that the Locust cirri small, maybe it's Grasshopper?

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

Wow! This is a really neat looking female Katydid, Family Tettigoniidae. She looks pretty big. How large was she? I hope you can find an ID for this beautiful insect!

Ангелина
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Ангелина

Дербент, Дагестан, Russian Federation

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

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