One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Katydids can be either predators or vegetarians
I'm betting this one that I found on plants in the growing area is a plant-eater. Nonetheless I couldn't bring myself to kill it. I have always liked these insects both for their curiously shaped bodies with their extravagantly long antennae and their distinctive night calls. I always think of them as insects of mid and late summer and, though it seems it was spring only yesterday, I guess its time for them!