Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Green Katydid

Found this green Katydid sitting on a Colacasia leaf when I was walking in my backyard one evening.

Green Katydid



Green Katydid

I didn't even have my camera with me, so ran back to grab it, and luckily it was there itself when I returned. 

Green Katydid

Green Katydid

Katydids unlike grasshoppers, are usually bigger in size and have long antenna and legs. They belong to the family of Tettigoniidae. Since most of them are green in color it is not easily noticed while sitting on leaves. This particular katydid had yellow linings on top and on the edges of wings.

13 comments:

  1. maar met zijn mooie schutkleur valt hij niet erg op ,dus dubbel zo mooi om hem te vinden.

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  2. Lovely captures! It must have made your day, Abhinav.

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  3. beautiful picture and thanks for the info ---to me till now all green insects were grasshoppers--:))
    thanks

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  4. My husband still brings such things at home...creepy :-(

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  5. Beautiful pictures..... The green is so soothing......

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  6. Wow greeny.. So nicely captured.. :)

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  7. Wonderful capture .

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  8. Well controlled exposures and lovely details

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  9. Too good, man!

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  10. How opportunistic you are to have many species around your home. Lovely shots... stunning green!

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  11. That's a nice capture. I must say, one should have an eye to observe such a terrific camouflage.

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