Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cute Camouflaged Katydid providing a little of the Tropics to the South

     There are around 6,400 species of this insect. 

I caught this particular one moving from one leaf to another. He seems to camouflage very well in this picture. I guess if I were a bird flying overhead, I wouldn't really be able to distinguish him from the leaf. Katydids eat primarily leaves, flowers, bark and seeds, but many of the species do feed on other insects, snails, lizards and small snakes.
They rub their wings together to make the familiar katy-did sound.

There are only around 255 species found in North America. The majority live in the tropical regions of the world!

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