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Offline JYG

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Grasshopper from Saül | ?Moncheca (Tettigoniidae)
« on: Tue, 20 October 2015, 11:08:14 AM »
Hello,
I took this picture in may 2015 in Saül (French Guiana).
This grasshopper was about 7 cm long.
Thank you for help.
Best regards.

« Last Edit: Tue, 11 April 2017, 12:03:41 AM by Auke »

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Re: Grasshopper from Saül
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 20 October 2015, 10:25:21 PM »
Wow! :o

A very nice photo of a very beautiful insect! :in_love:

This is a member of the family Tettigoniidae, in English known as katydids (NL: sabelsprinkhaan, FR: sauterelle). I'm not very knowledgeable regarding these animals, but they are one of my favorite groups to make photos of. I haven't seen this one before, though. With my limited experience, I would place it in the subfamily Conocephalinae. It may belong in or near the genus Moncheca. Hopefully some other forum members can confirm this or provide a better ID.

Thanks for posting, and please don't hesitate to show or ask more!

Cheers,

Auke

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Re: Grasshopper from Saül
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 13 November 2015, 06:25:12 AM »
Thank you very much.
Best regards.