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Framed Hooded Katydid

Framed Hooded Katydid

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Framed Hooded Katydid

Framed Hooded Katydid: (Siliquofera grandis) is one of the largest katydid species of the world with wingspan up to 25 cm.

English names names have included the "hooded bush cricket" and "giant katydid" indicating its size and the shape of the pronotum. This insect is sometimes kept in captivity, surviving on food plants such as bramble, but the species originates from New Guinea; the type locality was described as "Hollandia" (Jayapura) in Irian Jaya, with specimens placed in the Museum of Natural History (MNHN), Paris.

Measures: 12" x 10.75" x 2.25"