Lichen Katydid

lichen long horn beetle 1
Joy was looking at the lichen on the tree, the wind was blowing but there was a movement that disrupted the pattern of wind blowing on the lichen. This caught her eye. She looked more closely and was able to resolve a katydid.

lichen long horn beetle 2 Closer up

lichen long horn beetle 4 And real close.

Anyone know what species this is?

One Response to “Lichen Katydid”

  1. Albert Thurman says:

    Jeffrey, the more I look at this the more it looks like something in the Katydid family. but it would be neat if it was a longhorn. The eyes look wrong for Cerambycids, but what do I know? The only thing I’ve seen that was anything like it in the 40 years I’ve been collecting was the green/brown Katydid I found on a lichen covered tree over in Rio Candela last August. I’ll have to find that specimens and send you a photo.
    I hope you’ll be able to collect a specimen. I’d like to go looking for it when we are there in May.
    I’ll ask Larry Bezark, the world longhorn specialist, to see if he can shed some light on it.

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