Tag Archives: Katydid

Hole Punched Petals

I don’t know if the katydid was eating the Water Lily petals or was looking for the bug that did. Leaves and grass are their primary food source, but they will eat small bugs.

Water Lily and Green Katydid
Water Lily and Green Katydid

I didn’t realize this was the same flower a half hour later when I passed back by with the same attraction for it. The katydid had moved down to the lower petals with his knees showing, just left of center.

Water Lily and Green Katydid
Water Lily and Green Katydid

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

Katydid

Katydids are also known as Long-horned Grasshoppers. This one must have been content with his Day Lily perch as he was still there when I moved on after taking several images.

Katydid on Orange Daylily
Katydid on Orange Daylily

I had no idea that I wasn’t capturing the entire length of the antennae on the closeups. It’s not real clear, but if you zoom in you can see the curled end of the antennae below the tip of the flower petal.

Katydid on Orange Daylily
Katydid on Orange Daylily