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katydid

Tettigoniidae

Description:

very small, less than 1cm, its antennae were at least 4 times its body length

Habitat:

temperate forest

Notes:

I spotted this at Baden Powel park. It just happened to land right in front of me. I took one photo and then it jumped off again.

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5 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Thanks Laura. The antennae are pretty wild. I was so lucky this just landed in front of me or I would have never saw it.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 10 years ago

Awesome shot Dan :) Love the hues of green, definitely signs of summer! What amazing antennae those are...

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Thanks

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

The long antenna make clear it's a Katydid (or bush-cricket). Grasshoppers have short (and rather thick) antenna.

InannaBintAli
InannaBintAli 10 years ago

Looks more like a katydid than a grasshopper. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tettigoniid...

dandoucette
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dandoucette

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Jul 13, 2011

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