While scanning the flower garden with my camera lens, I spotted something move on the Blue Salvia. I stepped in and zoomed closer. Through the lens I saw a couple itsy bitsy insects, one tinier than the other, with super long antennae. It was the antennae moving that had, seconds before then, caught my attention. Were these young grasshoppers? I wondered.
A quick look online informed me that these are nymph katydids. More than likely, they are fork-tailed bush katydids, the most widespread katydids in the U.S.
These little nymphs will lose their colors as they grow, with the exception of green. I had seen the adult katydids before but didn't know the difference between them and grasshoppers.
I found a couple interesting web sites about katydids- Bug Eric's blog (click here for the link) and Bug of the Week (click here).
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