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Can Leaves become a critter?


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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2015 - 07:25 PM

This was on side of garage today and looks just like a leaf stuck on siding. Never saw such a critter before. Didn't seem to want to move with me going in and out by him, so not sure what was going on there. Here's a couple pix. Anyone know what this is?

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Posted August 08, 2015 - 07:38 PM

It's called a Katydid.


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Maybe he likes you! What's his name?


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 08:04 PM

This time of year they rub their legs on their wings and make a high pitched sound that drives me crazy.



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Posted August 08, 2015 - 08:16 PM

OK, heard of those, had no idea that was what they looked like, huh!  I don't get OUT much, heee!


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 08:50 PM

That was a young one.  Make a nice sound of the wild.  When I get tired of it along with numerous other sounds (voices) I just turn the hearing aids down.  When I get caught I simply say the batteries went dead.  Works for me! !


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 12:47 AM

Katydid and they do bite.And they bite Hard.

 

 

Defense

When threatened, a katydid can fight back, but it prefers to use it's long, powerful hind legs to jump far away and escape danger. But if this does not work, it has another defense that it can rely on. If it sees no way to escape by flying or jumping, it will use it's powerful jaws to inflict painful bites on the whatever creature chose to disturb it. It's bites can be so powerful, that it will pierce the skin of humans that startle it.


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 02:23 PM

They have a big territory---- we even have them up here.

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Posted August 09, 2015 - 02:29 PM

Katydid and they do bite.And they bite Hard.

 

 

Defense

When threatened, a katydid can fight back, but it prefers to use it's long, powerful hind legs to jump far away and escape danger. But if this does not work, it has another defense that it can rely on. If it sees no way to escape by flying or jumping, it will use it's powerful jaws to inflict painful bites on the whatever creature chose to disturb it. It's bites can be so powerful, that it will pierce the skin of humans that startle it.

Well, if it's tearing you up, quit threatening it!



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Posted August 09, 2015 - 04:19 PM

Yep they try to fly away and hide.Bad thing,if your close to it ,it will try to hide inside your shirt or up your pants leg :rolling:  You can see how that might want you to reconsider getting to close to one.



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Posted August 09, 2015 - 05:24 PM

We always called them a Leaf Bug



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Yep, Katydid.
You could have had this big girl on your wall. Just glad I didn't grab my boots like I usually do.



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Now that would look cool on your hat band! :thumbs:






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