One big bug

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One big bug

by Sakaaaaa » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:57 am

I found this hanging out on a plant in my pond that I have yet to fill with untricularia... An ID would be appreciated...
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Re: One big bug

by Grey » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:46 am

That is one seriously gorgeous bug!! Being the crazy bug lady that I am, though, I would say that.

It reminds me a lot of a phasmid -- stick or true leaf insect; they do have a habit of perching in a very similar manner and many of them have long antenna and share similarly fantastical camouflage. While it does scream "phasmatodea" to me, I can't say that I know for certain that it is a member of that family, let alone what species it could be. Most winged phasmids (that I've seen) tend to have wings under wing covers that don't expressly cover the back legs anyway. And those feet! Oh how I miss those gorgeous little clawed feet clambering across my arm.

It also reminds me of a lacewing or some similar species of fly, although the wings are usually held differently. Do you have a rough estimate of the size?

Whatever it is, I want to knooooow! I'll do some digging and see if I can find an ID but if not, hopefully someone else will jump in and solve the mystery.

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Re: One big bug

by Seymour_ » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:54 pm

Very kool bug! It looks like a piece of bark. Im amazed at how well animals can camouflage.

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Re: One big bug

by Sakaaaaa » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:05 pm

@Grey The body is about 7cm, the antennae, on the other hand, are about 8cm

@Seymour_ Wait till you see a pic of a mantis I found
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Re: One big bug

by Seymour_ » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:49 pm

Ooooh please post. I like mantis. If i had a greenhouse i would keep them in it.

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Re: One big bug

by nimbulan » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:37 pm

Nice find! I've always been fascinated with stickbugs, but unfortunately there's only one species that lives anywhere near me and I've never seen one.

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Re: One big bug

by KategoricalKarnivore » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:42 pm

nimbulan wrote:Nice find! I've always been fascinated with stickbugs, but unfortunately there's only one species that lives anywhere near me and I've never seen one.

Or you may have seen one. It just blended in so well you didn't notice it. Lol
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Re: One big bug

by SundewWolf » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:45 pm

I'm going to take a wild guess and say Sathrophyllia rugosa, a species of Asian katydid
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Re: One big bug

by Sakaaaaa » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:03 am

SundewWolf wrote:I'm going to take a wild guess and say Sathrophyllia rugosa, a species of Asian katydid

Match!
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Re: One big bug

by Grey » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:52 am

SundewWolf wrote:I'm going to take a wild guess and say Sathrophyllia rugosa, a species of Asian katydid


Superb! Thank you!!


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