Katydid and The Green Mile by taiche

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Taken in the Mugla Region of Turkey with Sony Cybershot 17 July 2009. Unedited: cropped to meet Redbubble dimesions.
Our cat Linford made a gift of this …nice ….

Courtesy Wikimedia here
The family Tgoettiniidae, known in American English as katydids and in British English as bush-crickets, contains more than 6,400 species. It is part of the suborder Ensifera and the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. They are also known as grasshopplong-horned ers, although they are more closely related to crickets than to grasshoppers. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly with shapes and colors similar to leaves.

Tettigoniids may be distinguished from grasshoppers by the length of their filamentous antennae, which may exceed their own body length, while grasshoppers’ antennae are always relatively short and thickened.

The males of tettigoniids have sound-producing organs (via stridulation) located on the hind angles of their front wings. In some species females are also capable of stridulation.

There are about 255 species in North America, but the majority of species live in the tropical regions of the world.

The diet of tettigoniids includes leaves, flowers, bark, and seeds, but many species are exclusively predatory, feeding on other insects, snails or even small vertebrates such as snakes and lizards. Some are also considered pests by commercial crop growers and are sprayed to limit growth. Large tettigoniids can inflict a painful bite or pinch if handled but seldom break the skin.

The males provide a nuptial gift for the females in the form of a spermatophylax, a nutritious body produced with the males’ ejaculate. The eggs of tettigoniids are typically oval shaped and laid in rows on the host plant.

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Comments

  • kia3
    kia3over 5 years ago

    wow what a fantastic shot

  • P3T3
    P3T3over 5 years ago

    Thats a big…what is it?

  • mochilady
    mochiladyover 5 years ago

    nice capture taiche!

  • TULIP73
    TULIP73over 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot….love the angles

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    Great capture.

  • Teacup
    Teacupover 5 years ago

    Oh, just excellent. I want to join in. :)

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