Katydid

Accession number 2013.1.667
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Material Information

Title:
Katydid
Physical Description:
Artifact
Donor:
Palumbo, Luke ( donor )

Notes

General Note:
Order: Orthoptera, Family: Tettigoniidae. Belongs to the same family as the long-horned grasshopper (accession number 2013.1.661). Found on every continent except Antarctica. Panama alone is home to 150 different species. Diet: Omnivores, katydids eat leaves, flowers, bark, seeds, and other insects. Predators: Katydids comprise the base of many food webs, their predators include monkeys, rodents, bats, birds, lizards, and amphibians. Katydids' main defense is camouflage, mimicking the shape and color of leaves. Mainly considered a pest since a large swarm can do considerable damage to crops. Like crickets, male katydids can rub their wings together to produce a mating call known as "stridulation." The name katydid is derived from this call, which is a repetitive "katydid, katy-didn't." BBC Nature, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/my/edit/AA00016813/00001/2#template ///University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology, http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/walker/buzz/katydids.htm /// Encyclopædia Britannica, "Katydid," http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/313386/katydid

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.1.667
System ID:
AA00016813:00001