Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 6th March 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
with an impressive ovipositor
A transforming Spiny Devil or Spiny Katydid, Panacanthus cuspidatus. That species and that genus are not in iNaturalist's database.
Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush-crickets. There are more than 6,400 species. Part of the suborder Ensifera, it is the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. The name is derived from the genus Tettigonia, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1748. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets and weta than to any type of grasshopper. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly...