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Offline Vivieke

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could this be a katydid, family tettigoniidae ?
« on: Sat, 21 February 2015, 05:43:26 PM »
Hello,

Took this picture on 15th of february 2015 , staff village Paranam, Suriname.
Size from head to end of thorax: +/- 5cm

I'm not sure if this is a brown katydid. If so, is it a nymph? or a short-winged species?
I think this species has very short hind legs for a katydid.

Vie

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Re: could this be a katydid, family tettigoniidae ?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 25 February 2015, 12:29:10 PM »
Hello Vie,

Nice pictures, really sharp! :thumbs_up:

With my limited knowledge of Orthoptera (grasshoppers and their kin) I would say you are right. To me, it looks like the last nymphal stage of a katydid. It's not a cricket, and those long antennas leave few other options. I'd hazard a guess that there are more than 100 species of Tettigoniidae in Suriname, and they come in all sizes and shapes. Let's hope GNF gets members who will be able to provide you with a better ID.

Cheers,

Auke