I found a slightly stunned Katydid on the street. It looked fine but was missing half an Antenna and not moving. I carefully picked it up and put it on a table in the garden. I took photographs as it slowly cleaned itself. It spent several minutes focusing on its feet – totally ignoring my macro lens. Katydids spend a lot of time cleaning the adhesive pads on their feet. These pads help them to hold onto surfaces. The Green katydid then braced itself and flew to a nearby bush and rested.
- Rainbow grasshopper (michaelqpowell.wordpress.com)
- In a world without predators, katydids would be Pepto-Bismol pink (grist.org)
- Munching on mallow (michaelqpowell.wordpress.com)