"The rose and grasshopper are from my backyardB!"
- Joan DaVanzo
Observation and photo by Joan DaVanzo, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sericocarpus asteroides.
Observation and photo by Melinda Palumbo.
Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush-crickets. There are more than 6,400 species. Part of the suborder Ensifera, it is the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. The name is derived from the genus Tettigonia, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1748. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets and weta than to any type of grasshopper. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly...