Spot the katydid!

Reader Mark Sturtevant sent a “spot the katydid” photo (click to enlarge). He notes that “I am pretty sure [the readers] can since they are amazingly good at these sorts of things.”

Okay, give it a try. Reveal at 11 Chicago time:

7 Comments

  1. Liz
    Posted August 23, 2017 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    No idea. Even when zooming in.

  2. ratabago
    Posted August 23, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Took until the third scan over the maximally embiggened photo. Eventually the legs gave it away. But this one was hard.

    • Liz
      Posted August 23, 2017 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Same here. It would have been attached if a leaf instead of connected to the legs resting on the branch.

  3. Leo Glenn
    Posted August 23, 2017 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Excellent! Nice one, Mark. The challenging ones are the most satisfying, when you finally spot it. There’s a grasshopper, too. Did anyone find it?

    • Posted August 23, 2017 at 10:51 am | Permalink

      I got it! It is a red-legged hopper. I am not surprised since this field has a huge population of Orthopterans, comprising at least 7 different species of grasshoppers alone.

      • Leo Glenn
        Posted August 23, 2017 at 11:19 am | Permalink

        I spotted the grasshopper early on. The katydid was a real challenge.

  4. Liz
    Posted August 23, 2017 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I finally just found it and got all excited. Thanks for this!


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