Silent Sunday

Katydid instar

Katydid nymph missing a left rear leg, but its mandibles work just fine

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47 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Anne says:

    A very interesting looking bug.

  2. I wonder if the missing leg regenerates as it molts through instars.Cute little bugger.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I wondered the same thing. Guess we’ll never know for sure as I let it go, unless I see a legless adult in the next few weeks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a great little creature even if it is missing a leg and looking a bit lopsided:)

  4. Alice says:

    Pretty, the green on orange. Interesting insects. Given a choice, I’d rather miss a leg than my mandibles.

  5. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

  6. most clear as I have ever seen..

  7. Survival of the fittest out there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Very nice Eliza! Great detail!

  9. derrycats says:

    Wonderful photo!

  10. Isnโ€™t he great, love those antennae ๐Ÿ˜Š.

  11. What a pretty little insect! I guess it can manage just fine.

  12. Nice shot, Eliza!

  13. Great close up. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. Kris P says:

    An adaptable creature! I brought 2 of baby grasshoppers in with the flowers I cut this morning. I managed to save just one ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  15. arlingwoman says:

    Oh what a sweet bug and a perfect close up. I love hearing them.

  16. naturebackin says:

    I didn’t realise that the name came from the call! I have often wondered why they are called Katydids. Their antennae really are impressive.

  17. Maria says:

    Very pleasing colors!

  18. An insect can better afford to lose one leg than a person can.

  19. Baydreamer says:

    Great shot, Eliza!

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