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Sedulia specularia(Stål, 1875)

Adult Female (ZRC.ORT.1059). This image was contributed by Mingkai Tan as part of his undergraduate final year project in NUS.

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Basic Information

Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Acrididae: Catantopinae
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Identifying Features:
Mostly brown. Pronotum with lateral lobe light brown dorsally and dark brown ventrally, more apparent in male. Tegmen reduced, not reaching abdominal apex, with a distinct black spot. Hind femur with ventral margin dark brown or black.
This is a forest-associated species and is not found in grassy habitats. They tend to be well camouflaged among leaf litters.