Monday, July 1, 2013

A Katydid for Canada Day

Young Broad-winged Bush Katydid
Alberta isn't known for its warm summer evening filled with the songs of insects, but we do have katydids such as this Scudderia pistillata Brunner, 1878. Later in the year the Northern Bush Katydids will be singing at a pitch too high for me to hear, but right now they are concentrating on eating and growing.
Katydid on a Wild Rose for Canada Day
This nymph seems to be inordinately fond of the Provincial Flower - the Wild Rose - and no wonder, roses are full of high protein foods (including male reproductive parts). 
Happy Canada Day from the Home Bug Garden

1 comment:

  1. Lovely. our Caedicia species do the same thing and often assume the colour of the flower for a period until the last moult. Then they become green and bear whatever striping is normal for the species.
    Happy Canada Day.