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Cone Nose Katydid


I found this female Cone Nose Katydid on a vertical wall in this weird pose. I thought she was stuck in a twisted position, but when I touched her, she slipped easily back to a normal stance. Must be some kind of Grasshopper yoga. She is pale brown with very short wings and a long sword-like ovipositor. She was not laying eggs on the wall.


Garden lights at night, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 7, 2018
Submitted on Nov 22, 2018

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