06 January 2010

Alien Identified

Hope you remember the peculiar critter, I found in the garden a few weeks back. After much deliberation, I can now pronounce that it is not an alien.

The experts in www.whatsthatbug.com have found an answer!

Also they have come up with a few findings of similar creatures in other parts of the world.
(Eg. Borneo, Guyana)

My sincere thanks go to Kulendra for linking me with this website.

The attached picture shows the enlarged wing of this nymph.


rainfield61 said...

To finally get an answer to the long unsolved question is a relief and, so glad. This is my experience.

Janith said...

"the orthopteran fauna of Sri Lanka is virtually unknown" - really interesting! :D I hope more research is done into this class of insects... :)

George said...

It's nice to have an answer to your mystery and to know that you've found something relatively rare. And to think it was in your own garden!

N said...

Nice, basically an exotic grasshopper/cricket right? Might be a new species:)

betchai said...

wow, to be able to name and learn from something you found is indeed great.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Really cool!
It does look like some kind of friendly alien, though. ^,^

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh I'm so glad you found an answer to your mystery, K... How VERY interesting..

mock said...

man.. all this painstaking work.. gud one..

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yep, it is :)

Good area to work on for our biologists :)

Yes.. no sightings after that .. so this must be a rare species.

Yes.. a nymph of an exotic grasshopper :)

Yep ..This was fun too :)

Yes like 'Avatar'..a friendly one.

Thanks very much :)

Thanks for your comments :)

clo said...

incredible world of insects...i love to see this one...yes really an alien...but a beautiful alien...:o)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for your comments :)

Jane said...

So fascinating! That's a great website to help with identification too - I've bookmarked it for my own future use (when our snow has gone and I can take photos of insects again!)
Best wishes to you for a happy 2010,

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes it is a very helpful website.
Best wishes to you too for new year :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks :D

Pybus said...

oh i was quite curious too, thanks K