Scudderoa furcata, the Fork-tailed Bush Katydid was found in the artist/biologists's front yard. It belongs to the family Tettigoniidae, the long-horned grasshoppers or katydids, which are characterized by their very long antennae, green color, and the female's swordlike ovipositor.
The following photographs were taken of the
katydid on an African Violet plant indoors with a Yashica SLR camera
with close up lenses, Kodak Elite II (200 ISO) film, and color
balanced florescent lights. The photos include pictures of the
katydid depositing eggs into the edge of the leaf. (All photographs
© K. A. Blodget 1997).
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