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Katydid

Tettigoniidae - scientific name



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Now he's a handsome chap!

30 Jul, 2021

 

Is this some sort of grasshopper Paul? Great Photo.

30 Jul, 2021

 

I think we call them crickets… great capture! At first I thought ‘praying mantis’ but glad it’s not …

30 Jul, 2021

 

Fantastic creature!!! His colouring is super!

30 Jul, 2021

 

also called bush crickets or long-horned grasshoppers.
lovely capture.

30 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks all. Love those eyes. Eileen is correct (as usual). A visit from a Katydid is said to be a sign of good luck and a tornado just missed my house last night. Only my cosmos were flattened. That's all!

31 Jul, 2021

 

Goodness me Paul, glad you are o.k.

31 Jul, 2021

 

Crikey! I’m pleased you didn’t suffer any damage..apart from some flattened flowers! Very frightening to see so close I’m sure!!!

31 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you so much. We do get some horrid storms. Usually they come and go before I know it.

31 Jul, 2021

 

These get really huge here in San Diego. They’re my worst enemy because they eat all my plants, even my plumeria tree leaves which no other bug eats.

3 Aug, 2021

 

I heard they can do quite a bit of damage. Seldom do I ever get to see one and it's usually just one on the milkweed. They can have the milkweed.

3 Aug, 2021

 

You can have the ones in my garden, they’re everywhere in summer. 😂. I hate to kill anything, but I have a special way I kill these bugs (which I won’t say on GoY). I get very large locust which are destructive, also.

4 Aug, 2021

 

LOL this is the locust's cousin.

4 Aug, 2021

 

I wanted to say: Thank God the tornado missed your house! That would be extremely scary. We very rarely experience tornados in California.

9 Aug, 2021

 

Thank you so much. We do get violent storms periodically. To be honest, they can be terrifying. They often strike without warning. I've had funnel clouds whirling above my house, but they don't always touch down. In 1975, a storm took down an airliner as it approached JFK. It was Eastern Airlines flight 66. It crashed just a mile from my house. You can read about it online.

10 Aug, 2021



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