Saturday, July 11, 2009

name that critter

I had no idea what it was called, and my boys like to know the names of stuff....
I googled it and it's a Katydid. Katydids get their name from the way their songs sound. Some katydids have been called long-horned grasshoppers because of their long and slender shape. However, all katydids are more similar and related to crickets than grasshoppers.
This Katydid was hangin out on little J's swimshorts that were outside drying after a day filled with splashin in the little pool in our back yard and squirting water soakers with his brother!!

2 comments:

WackyMummy said...

That's awesome! I've never seen one before.

Bones said...

I would call him "The leaf thingie." Great photo!