Camel Cricket?

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Noah M
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Camel Cricket?

Post by Noah M » October 10th, 2015, 6:10 am

While out cruising for upland snakes I found this very large cricket/grasshopper on the road. I think I've heard other folks call them camel crickets (Rhaphidophoridae), but was wondering if anybody could get more specific than that.

Found in Lafayette County, Florida.

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I also saw this flat southern toad moving across the road. Turned out to be a Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus carolinus). I moved both off the road so the beetle didn't have the same fate as the toad.

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Re: Camel Cricket?

Post by NACairns » October 10th, 2015, 4:35 pm

I think it is a female robust shieldback katydid (Atlanticus gibbosus).
Cool observations.
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Re: Camel Cricket?

Post by Noah M » October 23rd, 2015, 4:32 am

That looks right.

Thank you.

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