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Wildlife: Katydid

This katydid appeared to be lost as it sat on our picture window looking I don't know where, but it seemed to be looking in as if to be asking directions to the garden. Since we have already cleaned off our garden he seemed quite confused as to where he was supposed to go. He allowed me to get quite close and take several pictures before he left us for more fruitful lands.

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By Ann W.

Editor's Note: This insect has been identified as a katydid instead of a praying mantis so we have corrected the entry.

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August 31, 20110 found this helpful

I believe what you have is a katydid, not a praying mantis. Katydids will call to one another from the treetops at night; a lovely, summery cacophony...."katy did" "katy didn't"... on and on!

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September 1, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, what you have there is a cute katydid. He probably wants a nice, yummy tree.

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December 1, 2011

I found this Katydid among my geraniums the other day. His color blended in perfectly with the geranium leaves. I have not seen many of these in the past and really enjoyed viewing and photographing the insect. The insect looked so much like the plant leaves, note his folded up wings really do look leaf like. He moved slowly up the stem. I photographed him and left him to his pleasures as he explored the plant.

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