Katy who…?


Katydid

I was actually not aiming for this, and instead was focusing for the plants. Out of nowhere it came on one of the mangrove leaves. I refocus, and there it was, a katydid, staring at me as if it wanted to eat me alive! I changed to spot metering and took a few frames.

People often confuse katydids with grasshoppers, although they are more related to crickets. Katydid will have a much longer antennas compared to grasshoppers. They are mostly nocturnal. The sound that they produce comes not from their mouths, but  from the rubbing of their wings together. And here’s the oddest of all: their hearing organs are located on their front legs! but then again, insects are known to have ears all over their part of the body: grasshoppers on their abdomens while lacewings have ears on their wings.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week ahead!

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