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Katydid Leaf Bug

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 13 August 2019 in Animal & Insect.

In the spirit of Silly Tuesday...
Are you a leaf or a bug? The Katydid body resembles a green leaf well, even down to leaf-like veins. Katydids will remain very still when on alert, but will quickly fly away when threatened, scared or disturbed. Nymphs (juveniles) look more like crickets or grasshoppers. They have vivid colors and dark spots or speckles on them.

NIKON D5500 1/800 second F/6.3 ISO 1000 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

yoshimiparis from France

a beautiful insect that looks like a leaf. Maybe to better hide in nature?

13 Aug 2019 5:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Funny looking small guy.

13 Aug 2019 5:23am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Je n'ai encore jamais rencontré cet insecte

13 Aug 2019 7:48am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Sympathic buggy!

13 Aug 2019 7:55am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Juste between and insect and a leave

13 Aug 2019 9:18am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Happy Silly Tuesday!

13 Aug 2019 9:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

In urgent need of a nearby bush :)

13 Aug 2019 9:30am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful insect !! Would be well camouflaged amid leaves !!!

13 Aug 2019 9:58am

Devi from Chennai, India

But they have a funny irritating smell!!

13 Aug 2019 9:58am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at this Leaf Bug.

13 Aug 2019 10:45am

Rose from United States

They are cute critters!

13 Aug 2019 11:30am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOnderful details. Happy ST!

13 Aug 2019 2:11pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

creepy critter nicely captured

13 Aug 2019 3:20pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture , like a leaf with legs...

13 Aug 2019 3:36pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle antennes très longue ce corps vert superbe vue
Belle soirée

13 Aug 2019 4:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! What an incredible find! Beautiful clarity and color as well.

13 Aug 2019 7:03pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

13 Aug 2019 8:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A living leaf. How cool!

13 Aug 2019 8:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

He definitely resembles a leaf. A wonderful way to camouflage himself. A great image. Happy ST!

13 Aug 2019 9:55pm

1/800 second
ISO 1000
450 mm (35mm equiv.)