September 25, 2011

katydid...



• KATYDID (noun)


The noun KATYDID has 1 sense:
1. large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings
Familiarity information: KATYDID used as a noun is very rare.

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My son asked this summer "What makes that sound"? as we were in the car with windows down in the evening.
"weo weo weo weo"
I grew up thinking and calling them locus, but recnetly found out they are called katydid. My hubby found one on the fence while grilling hamburgers, my son held it and was so kind and gentle.

3 comments :

  1. GREAT photos. I call them leaf bugs or leaf insects because they look just like a leaf.

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  2. Those are cool..I see them here every once in awhile..praying mantis too. Close up bugs are pretty amazing! (erm..except for a couple kinds that I don't want to get close up with!)

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  3. I'm too squeamish to hold them like your brave little son, but I can surely appreciate their beauty from a distance! So cool how perfectly they mimic a leaf. Nature's amazing.

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