I’d like to share this excellent blog by a master photographer of insects and other arthropods. Katydids are absolutely fascinating…Cheers, EC
If you ever have a chance to visit a humid, tropical area in South or Central America, make sure to bring a good flashlight or a headlamp with you, because if you go out into the forest at night, you may be rewarded with the discovery of one of the most amazing animals that this part of the world has to offer – the True leaf katydid. Don’t bother looking for them during the day, though – they will be sitting all around you, but you will never find them. They only way to notice them is to look for the movement of their long antennae and legs as they slowly munch on leaves at night.
True leaf katydids, which belong to a group known as the Pterochrozini, are probably the best mimics of plants among all insects. Their mimicry is by no means restricted to resemblance of plain, green…
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