Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Katydid


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Katydids are fascinating.
See that little spot on its foreleg near the joint?
That’s its ear.
Need I say more?


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30 comments:

Married to Singaporean said...

Great photo!

RuneE said...

I have heard of eyes at the back of your head, but never about ears on the knees!

Sylvia K said...

What a fun shot for the day!!! Like RuneE -- ears on the knees???? Wow! that's a switch!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Woodswalker said...

Let's see, don't they also have their noses on their sides? Insects are very strange creatures, indeed.
Great photo!

Nukke said...

Looks so cute !!!!

Greetings from Finland ! I had some nice pics of grasshoppers in july = heinäkuu pics :)

Rae said...

That is so cool. Great shot and I loved the info. Thanks.

Carol said...

A great photo!! What an unusual looking fellow close up...love the info...I didn't know that...

jabblog said...

Wonderful capture - it's always amazing to realise that not all organisms are organised in the same way. I believe some creatures smell through their feet?

Babooshka said...

That is just a fabulous close up.

Paula Scott said...

No way!!! An ear on the arm? How strange is that???

Thanks for the tip on the Katydid's ear! How fun to learn like this!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

When I was a kid, I used to hear katydids singing katydid, katydidn't. I'd forgotten all about that!

Mara said...

The katydid looks really surprised! Didn't he know his ear was on his leg?

kate said...

Seriously!? WOW! I never knew that! Once again your blog teaches this biologist something new ;) -kate

Joy said...

If my ear was on my elbow I would be always knocking it. Wonderful photo. I think we call these bush crickets here, but that would be no use for the difficult letter K, LOL.

Life with Kaishon said...

This picture is out of this world FANTASTIC! Great job!

Wanda said...

I see katydids all the time...I did not know of their odd placed ears!

Squirrel said...

Amazing photo!!

Rose said...

This is an amazing photo! I've never seen a katydid in such great detail, nor did I know their ears were on their legs. And noses on their sides?? The things one learns in Blogland--thanks for sharing!

photowannabe said...

Love the expression on the katydid and all your interesting information. Great closeup too.

Tumblewords: said...

Killer photo - knee ears? Who'd have guessed. Excellent post!

~Cheryl said...

What an incredible photo! Reminds me of the saying: wearing your heart on your sleeve.

Leslie: said...

Oh WOW~! Looks as if it's looking right at you taking its photo. Nice one...

Roger Owen Green said...

So how do you say "Cheese" to a katydid? Awesome photo.

magiceye said...

fascinating!

Q said...

I did not know Katydids have their ears on their knees!
Thank you....
I am a dear friend of the insect world and always happy to learn more about them.
Great k!
Sherry

jay said...

What a pretty little thing! You got a great close-up - I love the eyes!

Powell River Books said...

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your elbow." I invite you to come see my post about The King. -- Margy

Grace and Bradley said...

Fantastic macro, it has a funny expression almost as if it is listening, with its leg!

Trillium said...

KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKaty did get 28 comments! WOW!
Beautiful photo. Like the arrow especially! Perhaps one might say the ear is on the Knee?

MyMaracas said...

What a great photo! And how fun to know that katydids wear their ears on their knees.

I'd like to link to this post from my blog, Havenwood, if you don't mind? This is too cool not to share.