Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Look who decided to hitch a ride home with me last night...
A friendly katydid! I don't have any photo editing software on this PC, or I would have lowered the light on his face, but it does a nice job of highlighting the leaf-like veins on his wings. I see tons of preying mantises, but I have never seen one of these in person!
Despite being rather large at aout 4 inches long, I didn't notice him on my hood until I started driving and he did fine holding on at low speed until I got out of the parking garage, pulled over and did the photo shoot. Then he calmly climbed into my hand and I deposited him in a field where he wouldn't get smooshed.
What a neat little creature! Anybody know exactly what kind of katydid this is?