As a child growing up in Washington state, I received an entomological nickname."Katydid."My father, in a take-off of the name, Kate, affectionately called me "Katydid."Katy did. Katy didn't.Maybe Katy did. Maybe Katy didn't.Whatever, I've always loved...
JUVENILE KATYDID tucked inside a pomegranate blossom. The long awkward-looking hind legs and long threadlike antennae make it look like a Walt Disney cartoon character. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CLOSE-UP of a juvenile katydid, member of the longhorned grasshopper family Tettigoniidae, order Orthoptera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)