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long-horned grasshopper

Description:

From the family Tettigoniidae. Known variously as katydids, bush-crickets or long-horned grasshoppers. The family contains more than 6,400 species, most of which live in the tropics. Tettigoniids may be distinguished from grasshoppers by the length of their filamentous antennae, which may exceed their own body length, while grasshoppers' antennae are always relatively short and thickened. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tettigoniid...

Habitat:

Spotted in mixed lowland equatorial rainforest (freshwater swamp forest/sago swamp)

Notes:

Host plant identification pending. March 2013. A local informant identified this plant (specifically the fruit) as "buah sereh hutan".

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4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thank you!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow! Great spot! Wonderful colours!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Yes, an amazing scene. Thanks!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Beautiful background for your insect!

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Papua, Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 3, 2011
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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