Jeb finds a katydid and we get the treat of inspecting its leaf-wings up close.

I am amazed at how this insect has adapted.  Survival insured through blending in to its surroundings.

And then I learn one more fact about the katydids, which helps insure their kind sustains.

The males have the largest testes in proportion to their body, of any animal in recorded history – equating to 14% of their body mass.  This delicate, incognito leaf-hopper seems to be born with a serious mission in mind.

Thanks Wikipedia for expanding my perspective on my backyard bush-cricket.

And that’s Entomology 101 for Monday morning.

2013-05-06leaf hopper

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