Other Insects of Sri Lanka

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A small selection of other insects of Sri Lanka - click on the image for a larger photo.

Sathrophyllia rugosa 
Highly cryptic orthopteran species on green stem: Sathrophyllia rugosa (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae)

   
Large brown long-horned grasshopper: Mecopoda elongata (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Mecopodinae)


Red ants (Oecophylla smargadina)

  A red ant? or spider?  It's .....
The red ant spider: Myrmarachne plataleoides (not an insect but nevertheless...)

Tarantula ("divimakuluwa" in Sinhalese): Poecilotheria sp. There are currently 8 species known from Sri Lanka (the genus is restricted to South India & Sri Lanka). The oldest name is Poecilotheria fasciata. They are well known in the tarantula pet trade as "Sri Lankan Ornamentals". Arboreal.

Thanks to Priyantha Wijesinghe for identifications.