Katydid

Katydid
Angular-Winged Katydid

There are several different types of katydid. There is the Bush Katydid, the True Katydid and the Angular-winged Katydid among others. Most of the Katydid's are Green with thin leaf-like wing-covers, giving them protective coloration among the tree leaves. However some species are brown or even pink.

Some katydids are tree dwellers, feeding on the leaves of cherry, oak, maple and apple trees. Others live in weeds and shrubs. The above Angular-wing was photographed on my rose bush.

The female places between 100 and 150 oval shaped eggs on leaves or twigs early in the fall. The young emerge in the spring and closely resemble the adult except of course they are much smaller and lighter in color. The young also lack wings.

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