Author Topic: Unknown Orthoptera | Ommatolampis ?perspicillata (Ommatolampidae)  (Read 3974 times)

Offline Olivier

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Hi all,
Could you help me identify this Orthoptera ?
Picture taken in November 2013 at the top of Montagne des Singes (elevation 160 m) near Kourou in French Guiana.
On another forum I have been told it might be a Catantopinae...
Thanks  :)
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Offline Vivieke

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Re: Unknown Orthoptera
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 July 2015, 09:38:46 AM »
Hi Olivier,

I think it is a Ommatolampis species (Ommatolampidae, Ommatolampidini). I'm not sure if it is a O.perspicillata because it's lacking  the white markings.  Perhaps the male of this species?? 
Hereby you can find a picture of a female Ommatolampis perspicillata that I took in Suriname  (I found confirmation on www.americaninsects.net). 

Vie

Typo in link corrected - Auke
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Offline Olivier

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Re: Unknown Orthoptera
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 20 July 2015, 06:07:01 PM »
Hi Auke,
I was going to think it was a Rhytidochrota species before reading your message.
Because of this picture : https://www.flickr.com/photos/92252798@N07/15193756393/
The animal seems very similar to yours, except for the rays that are dark brown.
However Ommatolampis matches even better.
Thanks !

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Re: Unknown Orthoptera
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 20 July 2015, 06:34:18 PM »
Not my reply, I only fixed a typo in the link. All honours go to Vivieke!

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Re: Unknown Orthoptera
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 21 July 2015, 01:55:36 AM »
Yes of course, sorry for the confusion and thank you to Vivieke !