Friday, March 16, 2012

Sickle-Bearing Bush Cricket (Phaneroptera falcata), Sumatra Indonesia

Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This katydid has green color all over its body, and the wings resemble to a green leaf with strong color of veins. Some fine black spots marked especially at the wings and legs. The length of its body from head to end of wings is about 35mm. This katydid is from the subfamily of Phaneropterinae under genus of Phaneroptera



Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Orthoptera - Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids
Suborder : Ensifera - Long-horned Orthoptera
Infraorder : Tettigoniidea - Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives
Family : Tettigoniidae - Katydids
Subfamily : Phaneropterinae - False Katydids
Genus : Phaneroptera
Species : P. falcata
Binomial name : Phaneroptera falcata  (Poda, 1761)

Reference:
http://eol.org/pages/497031/overview

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