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.