Insect: Katydid

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Insect: Katydid

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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?

Many thanx! :)
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Re: Help needed! - Insect ID

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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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Is this a Neobarrettia spinosa?

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Hi there, upon our recent visit to the West Coast National Park, we saw this beautiful locust or grasshopper.

We can only seem to find it as the Neobarrettia Spinosa, also known as the Red-Eyed Devil, but they are from America...

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Where did we find this one? In the road
Time: 12h00
Location: West Coast National Park
Date: 1 January 2020

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Re: Is this a Neobarrettia spinosa?

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Welcome to the forum Juanita and Alex!

One that I can find in my field guide that fits the look of that one and found in the area is the Short-winged Predatory Katydid - Hemiclonia melanoptera.
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Re: Is this a Neobarrettia spinosa?

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Hi Elsa !

Thank you for your kind words - and your feedback.

Yes that is what we were told, but looking on the internet we found this to have another name in the united states... but yes, the identical species for sure.

And what a special special find! Wow, had I known more about this, I think we would have explored it for longer.

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Re: Is this a Neobarrettia spinosa?

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That is a really pretty grashopper! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Insect: Katydid

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Thank you, finding a carnivore insect is pretty awesome
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