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Katydids

katydid

(Science: zoology) a large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (Cyrtophyllus concavus) of the family Locustidae, common in the united states. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name.


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Why are some katydids pink?

Why are some katydids bright pink? Just a random mutation?

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by nicholasetew
Mon May 28, 2012 7:54 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are some katydids pink?
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

... will never mate but they still work for the good of the colony. Isn't evolution geared towards passing on YOUR genes? Hmm... INTERESTING about Katydids tho... In a season with drought the male's will not sing as much, because they don't want to mate and give away the gift. Interesting, right? ...

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by February Beetle
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

Hey feb. I just have read about "mutual gifts" often shared by male insects upon mating. Katydids for an instance. Really that the way to the woman's heart is really in her stomach. But isn't it deleterious to the male? It's just so nice and humans at least had ...

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by mcar
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
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Insect from Costa Rica

What I quote from Wikipedia is just like this: Ensifera is a suborder of the order Orthoptera, comprising insects commonly known as crickets, katydids and Long-horned Grasshoppers. Ensifer means 'sword bearer' in latin, and refers to the typically elongated and blade-like ovipositor of the females. ...

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by victor
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insect from Costa Rica
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Javan Rhino

... other small prestine tropical areas that are going to be extinct because of deforistation(sp). I know there are all sorts of longhorn beetles and katydids that won't be around in 2006 because of deforrestation.

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by 123Herpatology
Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Most endangered animal in the world
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