Green Katydid Insect On Pink Gladiolus Flower Petal
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This is what I believe is a Lesser Meadow Katydid, it is resting on the inside petal of a pink Gladiolus flower. The bright green of the bug really stands out against the dark pink area of the flower petal. The long legs and long antennae are very interesting.
Lesser Meadow Katydids (Conocephalus spp.) have long antennae which differentiates them from grasshoppers. They can jump far as well as fly. They are usually found in grassy areas, fields and meadows.
Gladiolus (Iridaceae) are in a genus of perennial cormous plants. They are also known as Sword Lily and grow from bulbs planted in the Spring. They originated in South Africa and grow easily in the United States of America.
June 17th, 2021
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