Katydid nymph sitting in a daylily. 7-24-06.
It looks like this Forktailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata) nymph is enjoying "smelling" the 'Zowie Yellow Flame' zinnia (Zinnia elegans) flower.
A side view of the Forktailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata) nymph showing its caudal appendages ...
A view of the Forktailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata) nymph showing its dorsal markings and oval tympanums or tympanic organs located on each foreleg with which they hear. If you look closely, you can see the adhesive pads on the bottoms of the 2 feet closest to the forefront of the photo. These insects shake and lick dirt off of the pads very frequently to keep them clean.
close up back end
one of about 5 in my fruit garden
one on a poppy for scale
it isn't fast and sits in the same bush for hours, especially when the leaves are wet
it doesn't really fly in my garden, but it does use it's wings when it jumps
Scudderia furcata nymph
On my Disneyland Rose
fork-tailed bush katydid Scudderia furcata, came into our house one night.
my daughter trying to care for fork-tailed bush katydid Scudderia furcata
fork-tailed bush katydid Scudderia furcata another view of our little house guest
Fork-tailed Bush Katydid on small riparian trees. Mid Nov. 2012. Caney creek, Stilwell, OK. zone 6b.