Well, this is awkward. There are two nearly identical species of spiny katydid from opposite sides of the world and I have collected them both - though they are both quite uncommon. The specimen I found in West Malaysia was on one of my very first excursions and was quite memorable. Then later in Central America, they were a bit easier to come by, but still very noteworthy.
So - which are these? I'd better start taking better notes. #thisisawkward #christophermarley #pheromone #katydid