August 16, 2015

I took this shot from our boat, the katydid was about 25 feet (8 meters) away on a bouncing reed.
I really didn't think it would turn out but I'm pleased with the result, all things considered.

Grasshopper, crickets and katydids belong to the insect order Orthoptera (meaning "straight-wing") and are best known for their powerful hind limbs and ability to jump. There is a single generation per year with adults most commonly present in late summer. A few species overwinter as nymphs and the adults appear in spring or early summer.

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