Strange bug

Having lived in England, I am conscious of the amount and variety of bugs we have in Durban, especially in summer. But this one in particular caught my attention. I was sitting in my lounge one night and heard an unusual whining sound, like that of an animal. I looked around the houseĀ  for the source of the sound and eventually found this large, luminous green insect, and manage to snap a few pics. Has anyone come across this bug and heard the weird noise it makes?

Strange bug 1
Strange bug 1

Strange bug 2
Strange bug 2

5 replies on “Strange bug”

Hey isn’t this a Katydid? I remember once having a similar experience, with the strange noises etc.

@ ross: is the bladder in its name linked to the sound it makes?

@shag-e: or is it a katydid?

what’s the difference?

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