Spending some of the weekend home, Dad and I came across this vivid Katydid (or Tettigoniidae)I hope you enjoy another addition to the bug collection! (click to enlarge any of the photos to see ALL the details!)on the window sill early this morning. We spent half an hour playing with the camera and different focus points. He was such a cool color with lots of geometrical details! After taking probably a 150 pictures, these are my favorites!
- Katydids can be distinguished from grasshoppers by the length of their antennae, which can exceed the length of their body.
- There are over 225 species North America.
- Their eggs are oval shaped and laid in rows on a host plant.