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Unknown grasshopper/cricket spp. Big Cypress National Preserve, SW FL USA - Stilpnochlora couloniana

Unknown grasshopper/cricket spp. Big Cypress National Preserve, SW FL USA - Stilpnochlora couloniana
Big Cypress National Preserve - near Ochopee, Collier County, Florida, USA
February 26, 2008
Size: aprox. 1 cm
Hello. This interesting insect landed on Debra Jansen's (NPS Wildlife Biologist) arm when we were traveling by swamp buggy (an oversized 4x4 vehicle) through a Cypress Strand while recently conducting fieldwork within the preserve - this insect was photographed by Ralph Arwood in the field. The insect would curiously walk side to side and preen it's long hind legs. A "bluish" color was distinctly noticeable around it's mandible/"cheek" area. Please help us ID this insect! Thanks, John Kellam (NPS Biological Technician)

Colorful Baby Katydid (Tettigoniidae)
Adult of this species must be a huge insect, since this nymph is still very young (as its body proportions indicate).

 
Reminds me a lot of

 
Or

 
Hm-m-m.
I wonder if it might actually be the nymph of Stilpnochlora. The Florida location certainly makes that possilbe....Update: Sure looks like it!

 
We wonder if the following with
heavily striped antennae and legs also belong here or near here:

But they are not from Florida!

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