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Insect: Katydid

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Insect: Katydid

Unread postby wanderw » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:50 pm

1)Seen at Mata Mata KTP in April - a very slender,big(8cm+) 'grasshopper'
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Can anyone help with the correct ID please?

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Re: Help needed! - Insect ID

Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:56 am

Wanderw,

The 1st one look like a Katydid of sorts maybe the Winged Predatory Katydid (Clonia wahlbergi)
( :? unfortunately i cannot say for sure from this pic).

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Unread postby wanderw » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:50 pm

Many thanks Jakkalsbessie! :D
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winged predatory Katydid

Unread postby AjayB » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:33 pm

Need some help please from the pros on these critters please. Forgot to ask for help while I was there for these 3 and i am fresh out of insect reference literature!

This big guy was on the laundry wall at Satara. Body maybe 100mm or so and a very cool bug too.

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Thanks all :D
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby lee lewis » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:14 pm

I am no expert, but the 3rd photo really worried me - until I (once again) reached for my "Field Guide to Insects of Southern Africa - 2004".

Could it possibly be that critter # 3 belongs to the genus Clonia wahlbergi, otherwise known as a winged predatory Katydid?

The description in the book says 40 - 45mm (??),slender body apple green with silvery markings. Wings can be either fully developed or slightly shortened. Voracious predator of other large insects. Widespread in bushveld, forest margins and grassland. 27 species in the genus in the region.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby AjayB » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:03 am

Hi Lee-- Thanks very much and I must apologise because in my description i said the body was 10cm long when in fact that is the head to wing-tip length. The body itself is probably exactly half that so youre spot on I am sure. It was an electric green thats for sure and was just sitting completely unphased by me. A real specimen :D

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby arks » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:14 pm

Can anyone help with an ID for this insect — possibly some sort of grasshopper? :hmz: Seen at night on the door netting of my safari tent at Punda Maria, 16 April 2012.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby normana53 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:21 am

OWN, I agree, I am having a difficult time with this one. The only thing that I can find that comes close is the Leaf Katydid, others have much longer or much shorter fore wings, or differently shaped heads. There aren't too many that are bright green like this one is, that is why I am drawn to the Leaf Katydid - Melidea brunneri.
I am no expert, but that would be my guess.
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Re: Insect: Katydid

Unread postby Trentonskeeper » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:06 am

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Is this a Bark Katydid? Or am I way off?


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