Sunday, August 28, 2011

Visiting alien creature

This odd-looking fella decided to hang out in our bathroom yesterday. He's Microcentrum retinerve, commonly called a katydid. The common name refers to the sound they make, using file-like organs on their hind legs to scrape against their wings. This sound-making method is called "stridulation."

They also do a great job of impersonating a leaf - which is useful, unless you hang out in someone's bathroom.

3 comments:

Karen S. said...

He's probably searching for something yummy to eat!....or something he can hide in...kind of cute actually...!

Max said...

As long as he didn't demand "Take me to your leader!"

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Did he sing you a song?
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