Posts Tagged: katydid
It's not a question of whether katydid did or didn't. She did. In answer to what-are-we-going-to-see-next-in-insect-sightings-today-in-our-weird-climate-changing patterns, a katydid appeared on our yellow rose bush on Nov. 21 in Vacaville,...
Who goes there? That would be a katydid peeking out between yellow rose petals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The green katydid cannot camouflage itself on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bottoms up! A katydid tunnels into a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
I've always rather liked katydids. Anyone who is called "Kate" or "Katy" in their childhood usually winds up with "Katydid" as a nickname. And they repeatedly hear "Katy did. Katy didn't" (the sound the insect makes). So when a katydid...
A camouflaged katydid, its body resembling a leaf, feeds on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The katydid bends to feed on a Tithonia leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up view of a katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The katydid continues to feed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's that hopping on our patio? At first we thought it was a grasshopper. Not! It was a katydid, sometimes called a "long-horned grasshopper," from the family Tettigoniidae (as identified by Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of...
A katydid, or "long-horned grasshopper," from family Tettigonliidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
My late father, who called me "Katydid," loved poetry.Decades after he passed, a cousin gave me a set of his books from his childhood home. One was "The Early Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes," published in 1899 by T. Y. Crowell and Company.In it is a...
Katydid on salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Up close, the katydid looks as ferocious as a scary Halloween trick-or-treater.Its stance is firm. Its eyes glow menacingly. Its attitude: "Don't mess with me."We spotted this katydid on a rose in a UC Davis rose garden. It towered over the honey bees,...