Sunday, August 24, 2008

Broad-winged katydid

Remember the cute (well, I thought she was cute) katydid that blended in so perfectly with the leaves? I've been watching her. In fact, I've been keeping her, so I could take pictures of her as an adult.

Here she was a day or so ago, her adult wings stuffed into her too-small exoskeleton.

These katydids are constantly cleaning their feet.

The view down inside her container this morning. She has made her final shed. I looked for her old skin, but I couldn't find it. Maybe she ate it?

Close up of a very leaf-like wing.

Now that I've seen her to adulthood, it's time to release her so she can find a mate and I can look forward to more of these delightful bugs next summer.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Yes, I'm still here

I have no real excuse except I haven't really felt much like bug-hunting. I haven't found much of interest lately. It's all the same old stuff. I often feel dissatisfied with the pictures I'm taking lately, so why post a crummy picture of something I already have a good picture of?

Which leaves me with nothing to post about lately.

OK, I did put up a set of katydids on Flickr.
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