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2ND Insect
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QUESTION: Hello their, again I want to ask you names of these 2 insects. Please tell.

ANSWER: Tathagat:

Again, because these insects are not from North America, I can only give you family-level identifications.

1st insect is a silverfish or firebrat, family Lepismatidae.

2nd insect is a katydid, family Tettigoniidae.


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QUESTION: I only have doubt on 2ND Insect. He is not resembling with insect you told. It's very different from katydid. By the way thanks for telling me.


You have to trust me on the katydid.  Please see these images:


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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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