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Katydid, Red Star Hibiscus

From its behavior I had wondered if this Katydid was munching on some small bugs but don’t see any when I magnify the image.

Katydid on Red Star Hibiscus
Katydid on Red Star Hibiscus

Perhaps it was wondering how to best attack this star hibiscus for lunch.

Katydid on Red Star Hibiscus
Katydid on Red Star Hibiscus

He didn’t seem concerned about my presence as I tried some different angles.

Katydid on Red Star Hibiscus
Katydid on Red Star Hibiscus

This fellow was much shorter and with compact antennae compared to the Long-horned Katydid I found in June.

Katydid on Red Star Hibiscus
Katydid on Red Star Hibiscus

Giant Hibiscus

Looking more like an accident than a plan, I had to look closer when I spotted a lone hibiscus rising above the crowd in this border of Impatiens and Salvia.

Red and White Hibiscus
Red and White Hibiscus

The size and color combo were amazing.

Red and White Hibiscus
Red and White Hibiscus,  Pink Impatiens

I hoped in vain that a butterfly, or any insect, would come along to have its picture taken with this gorgeous specimen.

Red and White Hibiscus
Red and White Hibiscus