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Katydid: She Did, She Didn't, and Then She Did

In the blink of an eye... There it was, nestled inside a baby blue eyes blossom, Nemophila menziesii, which is a spring-blooming plant native to...

A katydid nymph nestled in a baby blue eyes blossom, Nemophila menziesii, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A katydid nymph nestled in a baby blue eyes blossom, Nemophila menziesii, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A katydid nymph nestled in a baby blue eyes blossom, Nemophila menziesii, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If the grass is greener on the other side, is a baby blues more blue on the other side? A katydid nymph gets ready to move. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If the grass is greener on the other side, is a baby blues more blue on the other side? A katydid nymph gets ready to move. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If the grass is greener on the other side, is a baby blues more blue on the other side? A katydid nymph gets ready to move. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A long stretch, and the katydid nymph touches the next blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A long stretch, and the katydid nymph touches the next blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A long stretch, and the katydid nymph touches the next blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up and over the baby blue eyes blossom, and the katydid nymph is gone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Up and over the baby blue eyes blossom, and the katydid nymph is gone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up and over the baby blue eyes blossom, and the katydid nymph is gone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 5:45 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

Decisions, Decisions! The Katydid or the Bee?

So here's this crab spider stalking a katydid nymph foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. Dinner awaits! Suddenly a native...

A crab spider is about to nail a katydid nymph when a longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, appears on the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider is about to nail a katydid nymph when a longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, appears on the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider is about to nail a katydid nymph when a longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, appears on the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, continues to forage under the watchful eye of the crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, continues to forage under the watchful eye of the crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, continues to forage under the watchful eye of the crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The longhorned bee turns aways from the crab spider, still unaware of the danger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The longhorned bee turns aways from the crab spider, still unaware of the danger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The longhorned bee turns aways from the crab spider, still unaware of the danger. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider hauls the struggling katydid nymph over the side of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider hauls the struggling katydid nymph over the side of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider hauls the struggling katydid nymph over the side of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 9:04 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

Tough Day for a Tettigoniid on a Tithonia

It was a tough day for a Tettigoniid on a Tithonia. When a katydid (Tettigoniid) encountered a crab spider on a Mexican...

A crab spider administers a fatal bite on a katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider administers a fatal bite on a katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider administers a fatal bite on a katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider drags its prey to the edge of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider drags its prey to the edge of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider drags its prey to the edge of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider, hidden from the world around it, consumes the katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider, hidden from the world around it, consumes the katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider, hidden from the world around it, consumes the katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Tags: crab spider (20), katydid (9), Mexican sunflower (87), predator (26), prey (35), Tettigoniid (1)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

This Katydid Did

The katydid, as green as the leaves around it, is feeding on a yellow rose. It is paying no attention to the circling honey bees. The bees want...

Honey bees circle  a fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees circle a fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees circle a fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of the fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dorsal view of the fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of the fork-tailed bush katydid feeding on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fork-tailed bush katydid seems to be saying
Fork-tailed bush katydid seems to be saying "This bud's for me."(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fork-tailed bush katydid seems to be saying "This bud's for me."(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye-to-eye with a fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eye-to-eye with a fork-tailed bush katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye-to-eye with a fork-tailed bush katydid.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oops! Check out the frass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oops! Check out the frass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oops! Check out the frass. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

What This Katydid Did...

It's not a question of whether katydid did or didn't. She did. In answer to...

Who goes there? That would be a katydid peeking out between yellow rose petals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Who goes there? That would be a katydid peeking out between yellow rose petals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who goes there? That would be a katydid peeking out between yellow rose petals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The green katydid cannot camouflage itself on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The green katydid cannot camouflage itself on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The green katydid cannot camouflage itself on a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bottoms up! A katydid tunnels into a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bottoms up! A katydid tunnels into a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bottoms up! A katydid tunnels into a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:33 PM

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