X-rated Sightings – Katydids mating!

Suzie Chapler noticed these two Katydids on a potted plant on her porch. They were mating.

two-katydids-mating-by-susie-chaplerKatydids are related to Crickets, and are also called Bush Crickets. Their scientific name is a tongue twister: Tettigoniidae. They mostly eat leaves, flowers, bark and seeds.

Thanks to Suzie for allowing me to share her photo with you here. This is actually the first photo of Katydids I have received in my ten+ years of doing my Mendonoma Sightings column in the Independent Coast Observer.