Strange Katydid

With 6,400 different species of Katydids worldwide, this one may not even have an “official” name yet. Another amateur photographer online called it “Flat-faced Katydid” which is certainly descriptive but I’m not going to give it a name until I find an official entomology name for it – but it is a cool bug that we saw on the “Farm Tour” at Maquenque Ecolodge & Reserve a week or so ago (time is blurring on me now). 🙂

Here are three different views of what I am pretty sure is one of the many Katydids . . .

Unidentified Katydid, Maquenque Ecolodge & Reserve
Unidentified Katydid, Maquenque Ecolodge & Reserve
Unidentified Katydid, Maquenque Ecolodge & Reserve, held by Guide Jose Luis

¡Pura Vida!

“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay out eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.”

~Henry David Thoreau

See More Insects Gallery for additional strange & interesting bugs here in Costa Rica.

And I’m still working on the Maquenque 2022 Trip Gallery, but I will be finished soon! 🙂

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