Katydid!…Did she?

Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my favorite among our exotic insects here at the Butterfly Center since it’s arrival just a couple of years ago. 

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Bob and Me

Our first was Bob – he arrived in January of 2006. We had never ordered anything like him before, so I was excited to see what he would look like. Well, it was a probably the biggest bug I had ever seen! At first I was hesitant to try to touch him, but I held my hand out and he just climbed right up there, waving his extremely long antennae all around! I was shocked that an insect of his size (roughly 6 inches in length) would have such a friendly demeanor.

I started to handle him more and more, and eventually we included him in our Bugs on Wheels program. The kids absolutely flipped out when they saw him and were so excited to touch him! I was lucky enough to find him a mate, Momma, who produced 103 eggs! Raising these impressive insects was a very interesting experience.  Out of 103 eggs, 99 hatched, which was amazing! The nymphs (immature individuals) were very fragile and faced many challenges with molting (shedding of the exoskeleton). Out of 99 babies, 13 katydids made it to adulthood. Considering the factors affecting their growth, I felt pretty awesome about that. They were featured in the Frogs: A Chorus of Colors exhibit and 3 of them are still with me! They are officially retired old fogeys, but still alive. They are going on 2 years, which is remarkable for an insect!

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Katydid Eggs

Since all we had was a few retirees sitting around, we needed some young ones for Bugs On Wheels and display in the Insect Zoo. That’s when we got Olive. She arrived along with 3 males: Milo, Otis, and Steve, but died 3 days after her arrival. So, it was a wonderful surprise when I discovered 33 eggs a couple of weeks ago! I am taking care of them and hoping that they will hatch soon, keep your fingers crossed. We want to always have this amazing animal around to share with people!

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Katydid!

Now if, you’re wondering…What is a katydid? Katydids, also known as long-horned grasshopper or bush crickets,  belong to the order Orthoptera which also includes grasshoppers and crickets. These insects are all characterized by long muscular hind legs, 2 pairs of wings, and the ability to produce noise. 

Katydids look much like a grasshopper, but are more closely related to crickets because of the way they make all that noise. Katydids and crickets rub one wing against the other while grasshoppers rub one leg against one wing. All katydid are mimics, most have leathery green forewings to help them resemble green leaves, but some mimic dangerous arthropods such as spiders or ants.

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Notice the long antennae

Katydids are sometime called Long-horned grasshoppers because of their long antennae, which can be twice the length of their body. These long antennae help the katydid at night by acting as touch receptors, allowing them to feel, as well as smell, the environment around them.

They are nocturnal animals, remaining motionless during the day to avoid their predators. They’re very often attracted to lights at night, so you may have seen one on your front porch.

These insects have what is called simple metamorphosis which is different from that of a butterfly. The baby insect hatches and looks just like the adult, only tiny. This baby is called a nymph, instead of a larva. After several molts, the insect reaches it’s full size and if wings are present, they will be fully developed. The female lays eggs, one at a time, in several different substrates, including soil, plants stems, or tree bark. They are usually cleverly disguised as seeds to throw off potential predators. 

Katydid on a rose

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 A common Texas Katydid

There are over 6,000 described species of katydid that live all over the world, with half of them live in the Amazon rainforest. Katydids are very common in Texas and are usually a couple of inches long. Our Malaysian Katydids are arguably the largest Orthopteran species in the world!

It is such an amazing insect, you should come and see Otis sometime on display in the Entomology Hall. Milo is the one we have now for Bugs on Wheels. He, like the others, is so wonderfully calm as hundreds of children pet him several times a week. This is truly a spectacular creature!

So, if you find some time, say a little prayer for Olive’s eggs!

160 thoughts on “Katydid!…Did she?

  1. Hi Sonia!

    Well, unfortunately, there are not very many comprehensive web sites about Katydids. The wikipedia page is pretty informative, but not very detailed. You can try “googling” katydids and see if you find any websites that are helpful for your particular subject. If you don’t have much luck, I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about katydids. Just send an e-mail to blogadmin@hmns.org.

  2. Hi, we found a female katydid hanging on to the hood of our car today. I kept it and i fixed its cage up. I put dirt, leaves, lettuce and sticks. She is not injured or anything how old do you think she is? She is pretty small compared to some other ones I have seen. Thanks alot!

  3. Hello! Well, it’s always hard to tell exactly how old an insect is unless you’ve raised it yourself! You can make a rough estimate though. The size doesn’t really matter since Katydids vary in size depending on the species. The best way to tell, assuming it is a winged species, is to look at the wings. Does it have fully developed wings, little wing nubs, or none at all? If the wings are fully developed, then it is an adult and is most likely 2-4 months old or older. If it has wing nubs, it is a bit younger, and if no wings at all, then it is a recent hatchling. However, there are so many species of katydids, it is impossible to tell without seeing it. If you’d like to send a picture, we can probably identify the species and let you know the approximate age. Just send it to blogadmin@hmns.org

  4. Hi, I feel so lucky to have found this site. I’m living in Toronto, a pretty urbanized city and there’s not many insects lying around, but I was very lucky to find a tiny Katydid on a pole beside on a street. I had some experience keeping some adult Katydids back when I was in China, they would eat anything you throw at it I swear, from chiken leg to toilet paper! This tiny one (I think it’s a nymph) though, doesn’t seem very inclined to eat anything, and he (it’s a male) has not made any poops so far. Is that normal? I had it for two days now. And thanks for the tip about sticks for moulting, I wasn’t thinking about that before.

  5. It’s eating now, I’m not exactly feeding it lettuce but I’m feeding it cabbage, a close relative to lettuce if I’m not mistaken. I wonder if my Katydid could ever grow into a giant like the ones I kept in China and the one in your photograph. It’s so tiny right now.

  6. My children and I found an injured katydid on our back porch. I’m fairly certain it’s a male, but perhaps it’s female part could have been broken off. Looks like the cat may have had him. He is missing his large back right leg and his middle right leg is broken. Will he heal? Should we keep him and “nurse” him for a while or release him into the field behind the house? I just worry with only one let on his right side he’ll starve. Any info on what to put in the cage and what to do with him will be SO helpful! Thanks!

  7. Hi Karin! How nice of you to rescue the little guy! I would hold onto him, if you put him back outside, he will quickly be taken up by a predator since his injuries make him slower. If he is an adult (with fully developed wings) he will not heal. But, he should be ok as long as he’s kept safe. You can feed him romaine lettuce and cucumbers, corn, squash, and zuchinni. He may even like cheerios, some of our katydids do. The plain ones, not honey nut! I’d say he has about a 50/50 chance, sometimes that kind of trauma will kill them and sometimes they tough it out. Good luck!

  8. Qiu Ming,

    I just saw your post from before! That’s fascinating that you used to keep them as pets in China, I’ve heard of this being a common thing there. Maybe people in the states are starting to catch on. I’m glad you’re katydid is eating now. Perhaps the species you had back in China were omnivorous, most katydid species will eat leaves as well as proteinaceous items such as dead animals (even cooked meat)! A lot of the katydids we have in North America belong to a group that feeds mostly on foliage. I’m afraid your katydid won’t get very big, especially since you’re in Canada! The katydids in North America are very limited by seasonal changes, they cannot survive through the winter, and only live through the warm months of the year. This means they have to develop quickly and have to stay small and efficient! The katydids I have here are shipped to me from Southeat Asia. Since that is a tropical area, there is no winter, and insects from the tropics get much much bigger! Thanks for reading!

  9. Hello,
    Five days ago, on a really windy day, we saw a baby katydid clinging onto a rose while it was being blown around by the wind. We decided to catch him and keep him until he got a little bigger. We named him Timmy. The tank he’s in is pretty big, because we kept a praying mantis in it for a few months last year. I feed him cricket food and spinach, and he looks pretty happy right now. In his tank, he has a few leaves, a layer of dirt at the bottom, a stick going from the top of the tank to the bottom for him to climb on, and a rose hanging from the top, because he likes to climb closer to the top of the tank. But I read somewhere that we have to figure out what species of katydid he is, because they have different eating patterns. Do you know what species he is? Here’s a picture of him: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingdomanimalia/4822534450/

    Thanks in advance! :)

  10. Hello!

    What a cutie! That’s nice of you guys to help him out. It is actually quite hard to tell exactly what species he is since he’s not yet an adult. He looks like he may belong to the Genus Amblycorypha, or a similar one. This means that he is definitely a vegetarian! What you’re feeding him right now is fine and he’ll definitely benefit from the protein in the cricket food. I would, however, switch to romaine lettuce instead of spinach. It is nutritionally better for them. Thank you for reading!

  11. Okay, Thank you! I’ll keep this site in mind if any other questions come up. And I only have baby romaine lettuce right now. Would that be fine or should I get some normal romaine?

  12. Hello, I have another question. So long story short, these two girls saw this katydid and got scared and for some reason started slapping at it. I caught it and brought it home, so now I have two katydids, Timmy and I named the new one Jimmy. They are the same species (I think) and age. But there’s one problem. Jimmy, the new one, is missing a back leg and an antenna because of those girls hurting him. I really want to help him, is there anything I can do? He isn’t an adult yet, so next time he molts is it possible that he will get a new leg?
    Thanks in advance!

  13. Hi there! Sorry, I missed your last question, baby romaine works just fine!It was so nice of you to save the poor tormented katydid! I don’t know why people feel like they have to hurt something because they’re afraid of it! Anyway, it probably won’t regenerate a new leg. They really have to lose a leg very early in their development to be able to grow it back. But, as long as it doesn’t affect his next molt, he should be able to get along fine without it! All you can do is take care of him and see how he does, which is a lot more than he would get from being outside, since he is handicapped. Good luck!

  14. Hey erin I found a beautiful katydid caught on a net and decided to keet him. I bought soil from the pet store, a critter carrier, and put severt sticks and ferns in the carrier. Unfortunately this little guy only likes to stay on the top of the cage…you think he likes it? if not should i let him/her go??

  15. Hi Jake!

    Well, insects are not always the best candidates for a “pet”. I think, well, if they have a preference, they would rather be in their natural habitat. But they are very simple creatures and I don’t think you are doing any harm by keeping him. He’s probably hanging out at the top of the container because katydids typically inhabit the tops of trees and shrubs, so they have a natural instinct to be as high up as they can get. Another possibility is that he’s getting ready to molt. Katydids need to hang upside down to molt, so they will often do this by hanging from the lid of their container. If you’re worried about him feeling too confined, you could try a larger or taller enclosure and see if that suits him better. I wouldn’t feel too bad about keeping him captive though. You are keeping him safe from predators! Thanks for reading!

  16. Well tonight i decided that i shouldnt keep him/her captive so I put him on teh nearest tree,(i am 3 stories high with trees hanging over my deck) and the little guy immediately began chirping a loud sound. it hopped away very quickly and dissappeared in the trees, but the chrip can still be heard. its been chirping for about 2 hours now when it didnt make a sound for about 5 days. Should i have kept it? is it going to find a mate? pretty cool stuff

  17. Jake,

    I think you did the right thing! Sometimes, animals are just not happy in captivity. It can be particularly hard on males because really, the one goal they have in life is to find a mate.If they’re stuck in captivity, this is impossible and very frustrating for them. Chirping is definitely a good thing because it means he is seeking out a mate and is probably much happier. I’m sure he will find a one!

  18. I caught a katydid but one of its antennas was missing when i caught it and also one of its back legs was missing,too.does this mean (he or she) will die?and if it does live,what does it eat and how should i set up his jar?thanks,teresa

  19. oh and P.S. i have to kill the bug for a project in my zoology class:( so its not my ‘goal’ to kill him immediantly. i just want him to live as long as he can before i have to use his body.and P.P.S. i’m a kid i’m ten yearss old as u probably already guessed.thanks for the info u can give me!

  20. Hi Teresa!

    Well, it’s ok if it’s missing an antennae and one back leg. It should certainly be able to get along fine. You can feed it romaine lettuce and a bit of cucumber, apple, squash, or zuchinni. They also like cheerios, not honey nut, the regular ones. It’s really cute to watch them eat it! I would not keep it in a jar, however. That’s much too small of a habitat. I would at leat keep it in one of those plastic critter carriers you can get at the pet store. You should set it up with dirt in the bottom and some leaves and sticks, but don’t make it too crowded! Good luck!

  21. Oh, it’s pretty easy, just look at the tip of it’s abdomen. If there is a protrusion coming off of the end, either straight or curved, it’a a female and that is her ovipositor. If it is blunt at the end, it’s a male. If you think of anymore questions, try reading through all of the previous comments, I feel like I’ve answered every kind of question! Thanks for reading!

  22. here is a video of one
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/13105441@N04/3809159827/in/set-72157602355697798/]

  23. I found a “leaf bug” today on my porch, looking a bit lethargic, so I caught it and put it in a fishbowl with some leaves and a twig. It had a grasshopper face, so I guessed it might like lettuce and gave it some. Well, turns out I have a katydid female! She is now laying eggs on the twig. From my reading here, I guess she won’t live much longer, but I’ll have babies eventually, and with the great instructions provided I should be able to care for them. Helpful webpage!

  24. Martin,

    I’m not sure where you live, but in the United States, you are required to have a special permit from the USDA to be able to attain most exotic species of insects, especially katydids! It would be illegal for me to sell any life form of this katydid to anyone who does not hold such a permit. Sorry!

  25. Erin than you for reply! I dont know that fact. And is it possible to send eggs of local US species for example to Europe?

  26. Your website has been really helpful! I found a katydid a few days ago on my porch. It was lying on its side and was oozing a tanish-colored fluid. I assumed it was dying and left it there. When I checked on it the next day, I was surprised to find that it was still alive, but still lying on its side, barely moving. I decided to bring it inside and put it in a cage to try and nurse it back to health. I’ve followed your advice of what to feed it and how to set up the habitat. It doesn’t seem like she (I found out it was a female) has eaten much of the romaine but has pooped a lot and is moving around a little bit. She looks much better than when she was outside! So, my question is, should I be concerned that she isn’t eating much even though she’s pooping? And, what do you think was initially wrong with her when she was leaking fluid? I guess I will keep her for now since it is too cold to put her back outside! My 2 year old son has also taken a liking to her and named her “Green!”

  27. Hi Katie!

    Well, it’s difficult to diagnose something like this without seeing it. But my guess is that something had gotten a hold of her, more than likely a cat. She was probably injured and I wouldn’t be surprised if she had been playing dead hoping that the cat or other creature would lose interest. Leaking fluid is usually haemolymph, or they’re equivalent of blood. Insects lack hemoglobin, so they do not have red “blood” like us. She may have been injured, but not mortally. Luckily for them, insects don’t usually have to worry about things we do, like secondary bacterial infections from wounds. I’m sure since you brought her inside, she was able to heal and resume the rest of her life, which may not be too much longer. It just depends on how old she is already. I wouldn’t worry about the amount she is eating. They really don’t eat that much to begin with and since she’s in captivity, she’s probably using up less energy, therefore, doesn’t need to eat very much. I’m glad your son has taken a liking to her, what a great way to teach him about bugs and hopefully, he won’t be afraid of them. Glad I could help!

  28. Martin, I’m able to send things to other countries for sure. It just depends on the customs laws and things in Europe. I’m pretty sure they are a lot more relaxed then we are here in the US. Is that where you’re located? This particular species is from Malaysia, not the US. If you are in Europe, I would see if you can find anyone there that has exotic species of insects, it may be easier to acquire them that way. Anyway, I don’t have any extras now!

  29. Thanks for answering my questions! And, of course, I already have another one. I just looked at her tonight and noticed that her eyes have gotten really dark in color. They used to seem clear with a little dot of a pupil but now they are really dark red. Should I be concerned? Other than that, everything seemed normal.

  30. Erin, your site is great, I finally saw my first katydid this evening i usually sit out on my back porch and enjoy the night sky, I usally here them at night and now i know what the sound is. I saw a female laying her eggs, and after reading your site I’m also interested in keeping the eggs the female took off. I hope the eggs survive.

  31. Hi Erin, I am growing 4 baby katydids that i found in my backyard. I noticed them growing in one of our trees and so i took the opportunity to take care of them. I set up a large box with soil, stuck parts of the tree into the soil to resemble a miniature version of the tree’s branches and then watered it. So far they were doing great, but then i noticed one of the katydids had died! It’s stomach was fully yellow, and was swollen (it also had brown rings around it. It sort of looked like it was in the middle of shedding its skin, and then just died. I don’t know what happened, so could you tell me what it could mean? and what i can do to avoid it? Also i love your website =]

  32. Hi Richard!

    Well, sometimes insects just die for unknown reasons! Occasionally, an insect will start the molting (shedding) process and for some reason or another, not be able to successfully carry it out. Boy am I glad we don’t have to go through that!! It is more than likely nothing you did and something wrong with the physiology of the actual insect. The only things that you (and nature) can provide to make sure the insect is able to successfully grow and survive are food, shelter, adequate temperature, and humidity. If all of those things are in place, they will be fine unless they are weak, sick, parasitized, or preyed upon. I’m sure you’re feeding them well and it is warm enough in your house. I would keep an eye on the humidity level. They’re habitat should be moist, but not so wet so that mold can grow. Humidity is important when molting. It helps lubricate the space between their old and new skin helping to make their molt successful. I hope this helps a little bit. SOmething tells me your little guy was just one of the weaker ones. Good luck with the rest! I’m glad you enjoy the site!

  33. ahh ok. I’m glad it wasn’t my fault :) Also i released the other three katydids because i wasn’t allowed to cut any more leaves =/. But then few days later i found a bigger katydid sitting on mint leaves in my backyard. It had what looked to me like really small wings, half the size of its body. If it was wings theres no way it could have used it to fly. So i was wondering…do they eat mint leaves? and also are they capable of switching their diet to a completely different plant? because i can easily grow mint leaves as long as it keeps the katydids satisfied. I’ll also try looking for the Romaine lettuce you mentioned in your blog. The supermarket i use don’t sell that for some reason…

  34. Hi Richard! Too bad you had to let your babies go, but I’m sure they will do fine! The new katydid you have found was more than likely just perching on the mint leaves for a while. Katydids don’t typically eat herbs, especially strong ones such as mint. They have a varied diet (not one plant in particular) that usually consists of the leaves of deciduous trees, shrubs, and weeds. The tiny wings would indicate that it is still growing, probably a sub-adult, meaning it has to shed one more time before it becomes an adult and it will then have fully developed wings. You can try a variety of leaves from around your house, but if you can find the romaine lettuce, I would use that. They will definitely eat it! Good luck!

  35. Hi Erin! I found the romaine lettuce (apparently people in Melbourne say Cos lettuce):). Also i had a few questions and i wanted to ask you before setting up the cage. Do Katydids mind when the house light is turned on? because i want to keep it in my room, and i heard stick insects don’t like bright light..so maybe similar case here? Also since i sleep in my room would it be OK with the oxygen and all that at night? (because it sometimes gets stuffy, even with a fan. I would be OK keeping it outside or in a different room). This brings another question, what temperatures can they survive in? and lastly is there any dangers or precautions you think i would benefit from knowing (because i don’t want another katydid dying mysteriously x_x ). I’d also like to thank you for answering my other questions…its nice to get help from an expert than simply reading from websites :).

  36. Hi Rochard! Well, cos lettuce, that’s certainly different! I’m glad you found it because they really like it! So, katydids are nocturnal, so they will be most active at night, but it’s good to keep the house lights on during the day so they can be on a regular light/dark schedule. So, yes, keeping the house lights on is fine. The oxygen level should also be fine, if you can breathe, they can too! Katydids can survive any temperatures above freezing, but optimum temperatures are between 70 and 80 degrees. Temps below 70 will not hurt them, but they will be less active. I don’t think you have to worry about anything else, unless you have any cats or anything that might like to eat katydids!

  37. Hi Erin
    So far my Katydids have been great! Seeing them molt to adults is amazing! (I didnt think it could double its length in a matter of hours). I have a male and a female at the moment, and a few days ago i saw the female carry what looked like 6 eggs on its back; two were light brown, two were yellow and two were white. A few hours later when i checked it had only two eggs (but they were darker brown, like the other 4 fused with the light brown eggs). I also noticed that it was doing something similar to licking the eggs. Unfortunately that was the last time i saw them…so i was wondering, did it lay its eggs somewhere in the cage? (and is there anything i need to do to make sure they hatch properly?
    Also i often see them with a bubble of water in their mouth. Can you explain what it is and why they are doing it?
    Thanx

  38. Hello again Richard!

    Well, these are very good questions, unfortunately without clear answers! I would have to have seen what you were talking about with the eggs to figure out what was going on. I can tell you that katydids do not typically carry eggs around on their bodies (unless there is one species I don’t know about!) They go straight from the ovipositor to the egg laying substrate. Katydids lay their eggs in plant stems, inside of leaves, on the outside of leaves, in the soil, or in crevices of bark. Most katydid eggs resemble seeds and depending on the species, can be quite small. The shapes and sizes vary of course! I’m not sure what was on the females back, or what happened to it! Without seeing it, I have no frame of reference. So I would start checking the habitat for things that look like they could be eggs. If you do find them, it’s probably best to leave them where they are and just make sure it doesn’t get too dry in their so they do not dry out.

    As far as the bubble of water in their mouths, mine do that too! I have never found an answer to why they do it exactly, but my best guess is that it’s some kind of way to regulate the amount of moisture in their bodies. Moisture balance is very important to insects, they cannot be too dry or too wet. Perhaps if they have too much moisture inside of their bodies, they excrete it through their mouths. makes sense to me!

  39. Hi Erin,
    Can you tell me any special behaviour about katydids during breeding time? like i often see my female katydid going at the bottom of the cage (and before they both used to be at the very top no matter what time it was). Today morning it was standing under a big clump of leaves while the male katydid was on top. Could this be because its laying eggs? and is there any other things they do during this time?
    Thnx

  40. Hello again Richard,

    Katydid mating behavior is variable, depending on the species. Since they are mostly nocturnal, most of this behavior takes place at night. Their activity typically consists of a mating call from the male, followed by the actual mating. More than likely the female is laying eggs and that’s why she’s hanging out near the bottom of the enclosure.

  41. Hi Erin,

    Not sure if my post yesterday went through but I already have an update. Right now, my kids are watching our katydid lay multiple eggs on a small branch in her cage. She’s laid about a dozen. It is interesting how she splintered the branch then inserted her eggs under a paper thin layer of bark. Can you tell me how long we might expect her to live after she has laid her eggs? We’ve had her for a few weeks and have become very fond of her.
    Mahalo, Lily

  42. Hi Lily!

    No, we don’t seem to have gotten your previous post. I’m assuming from the greeting that you are located in Hawaii? There’s really no way to tell how much longer she will live having no knowledge of what species she is, how old she is now, etc. I can tell you that being in a tropical region, katydids there should live for at least a year. If she’s an adult, she’s probably at least 3-6 months old and should be able to go on for several more months. Unexpected things can always happen. Inadequate food, temperature, humidity, parasites, stress, etc can take their toll, but if you’ve read some of my previous comments, you should know quite well how to take care of her. I hope she will continue to brighten your household for a long time! Thanks for reading!

  43. Hi Erin,

    Yes, I am from Hawaii. I have taken a photo of our katydid and will send it to you shortly to see if you can identify it for us. We also managed to film her laying some eggs, quite interesting. We were wondering why her eyes seem to change color. Sometimes they almost blend in with her face and sometimes they are so black they look like little black beads glued on her head. Also, she has been single for the few weeks we have had her. Is there any chance the eggs she is laying could hatch? Mahalo, Lily

  44. Hi Lily!

    I’ll look forward to getting your picture! The reason for the change in her eye color has to do with adjusting to light and dark situations. During the day, her eyes will be green because they are taking in abundant amounts of natural light. At night, her eyes turn black to adjust to the low amount of light. Insects don’t have pupils, but you could compare it to how our pupils dialate in the dark and shrink back down in the light. It is very possible that her eggs will hatch because there is a good chance that she mated before you found her.

  45. Hi Erin!!

    Having Katydids has been awesome! i never get sick of them :)
    Recently though, they have been acting really weak…like they are not having good grip on their legs, and they dont jump anymore or fly like they used to. I also noticed that the male katydid has lost like 3 of its claw (or whatever is at the very end of the leg). The green grippy part of the leg is still there so it can still use the legs to walk, but without the claws those 3 legs cannot be used to climb at all. What could have caused this? i was thinking maybe the female bit it off…and are they getting weaker because of their age? i think they would be about half a year old. I was thinking you could help because its sad watching them like this :(
    Thanx

  46. Hi Erin,

    I really like your blog and website! I’m
    from Holland and I’m breeding rare Phasmids and
    Saturniidae for quite some time and I am really looking
    hard to find eggs of the Macrolyristes corporalis as I a have been
    trying to find them for a long time now.. Maybe you can point me
    out in the right direction?
    I hope I don’t come barging in with this post and I’m sorry for
    my bad english.

    Best regards,

    Niels

    ps: you can also contact me on my email.

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