Cricket Photos

Katydid Nymph
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Katydid Nymph

He looks a little like a Grasshopper. Actually, with the Jade plant he looks like something out of Dr. Seuss. But, he is a closer relative of a cricket. Apparently there are about 4000 species so I was not able to identify the exact name of this one.

When I first saw him I was surprised at the small wings but, thanks to the Internet, I learned that is an indication this is a nymph (the mid stage of an insect's life.) As they get older their wings get as long or longer than their bodies.