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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Incognito

I prefer to be heard and not seen.


Katydid (Tettigoniidae) emulating a leaf



12 comments:

  1. You know I had to look for a minute to get the full shape of it. They would sure be easy to miss.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. I liked your title, so intriguing. How did you find this guy to take such a wonderful closeup? He blends so well. This really is nature at her design best. That would be a great post/meme too, finding all the animals and insects that go incognito, and seeing how quickly we are as viewers to find them.

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  3. Amazing how it blends in! Your title and photo are spectacular. I am constantly amazed at how nature has its design so perfectly orchestrated.

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  4. WOW! That is one cool bug, your title is perfect for it...amazing! Great captures!!

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  5. Great photo - nature is so good! (I can imagine how fast I'd move if one of those were on me! lol).

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  6. The camouflage is amazing. At first I thought the katydid was the little brown patch, and only when my vision widened did I see the entire insect ...

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  7. I've seen this bug on a few blogs but I'm guessing it's a southern resident? Very cool looking but seems really big. What a surprise that would be to find on a leaf.

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  8. Those dudes always freak me out. sneaky and like to jump on you. Haven't seen any in kansas however. you must have good eyesight. Nice photo

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  9. Wow, detailed all the way to the veining of a leaf! Incredible.

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  10. Donna, the credit for finding this guy (well, could be a lady for all I know) goes to my daughter who found it sitting in the shrubbery by our back deck at dusk. Of course I had to run and get my camera! You are right it would make a fun meme!

    Marguerite, katydids are common in the eastern part of the US (more tropical regions). They are members of the grasshopper family and are heard in the evenings. They can be very loud. As grasshoppers go they are rather large.

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  11. Katydids are so pretty! We found a nymph on our homeschool hike last week.

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  12. Very cool, I didn't know katydids did that.

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