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Old Jul 26, 2007, 8:40 PM   #11
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ah, so you captured him at work and took him home for a photo session... you should see if that works with women :?
If you chill an insect inthe refrigerator, it will sit still for you until it warms up.

Won't work with women, though, I'll bet. :G

Super nice shots, Ronnie. (BTW, your Katydid is a she - that curved thing at the end of the abdomen is an ovipositor for laying eggs - and she is a vegetarian to boot, so the aphids are safe unless she eats the leaves out from under them!)
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Awesome pictures, and now I know a bit more about katydid, too. This board is such an interesting place to hang out at - not sure which is better: taking pictures or reading here.
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Very nice series. Looks like you put some timne into getting these photos. You done did gooood.

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series, he sure was hungry.
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ah, so you captured him at work and took him home for a photo session... you should see if that works with women :?
I'm married, got a daughter of 17 - don't dare to take photo's that are not theirs :-)
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Awesome pictures, and now I know a bit more about katydid, too. This board is such an interesting place to hang out at - not sure which is better: taking pictures or reading here.
Thanks Harriet.
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Very nice series. Looks like you put some timne into getting these photos. You done did gooood.

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Thanks Roger,

time - 2 hours for these shot's - they are but a few from the bunch. First started with a softbox on the flash but the reflections where to harsh, so cut a piece of paper to use as a bouncecard what worked much better.

Same time he was walking around in the living, so had to catch it (find it first) using a large glass and putting a piece of paper under it. - place it on the plant (flies of ...) So only a small part of the time is being used taking the shots. :-)

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series, he sure was hungry.
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but your BTW is incorrect.

it's a male




I stand corrected.On closer examination of your first picture I see there are actually two cirri - butlonger than those of typical North American katydids, which usually have short ones. I have to confess I never heard of a carnivorous katydid, but my references say a few of ourscan beomnivorous or "partly carnivorous." If theydo indeed eat aphids, I have some on my milkweeds that need a predator that won't avoid them, so I could usea fewof those carnivorous European katydids myself! Thanks for the correction.

"It is better toremain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak up and confirm it." -- Anon. (?) :roll:

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Here are two sites with English information:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/8022#habitat
http://www.plantpress.com/wildlife/o...ushcricket.php
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