Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Odd Color Form of Round-tipped Conehead

During a recent trip to Shawnee State Forest in southern Ohio, I found a small colony of round-tipped conehead katydids there were "army drab green." I have never seen this color form in any katydid. They look like and sound like the round-tipped but the color is like nothing I have seen or seen reported.

With all of the blogging about the pink katydids that have been found in Ohio recently I thought it fitting to include this less flamboyant color form in the mix.

So, there you have it, an army drab green katydid able to blend in with its environment like no other. Their only down fall was that they were singing incessantly during the middle to the day. Not the best technique if one wants to remain hidden from view.


At 12:13 AM, Blogger Jim McCormac said...

Nice post, Wil, and that was a great day in the field. Those coneheads were indeed interesting!



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