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Katy Did Have Eyes For Me - Katydid  Australia,Caedicia simplex,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Katy Did Have Eyes For Me - Katydid

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  1. So awesome to find a pink one. Must have been munching on some red roses. Posted 8 months ago
    1. I believe so Posted 8 months ago
  2. Obviously, you must be quite charming to secure Katy's affections. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Lol - :-) Posted 8 months ago
  3. Today's Facebook post:

    A pink katydid! Caedicia simplex is a bush cricket native to Australia and New Zealand. Usually, they are considered to be “unremarkable” in appearance. But, some nymphs are bright pink, thus lacking the typical, leaf-like camouflage.

    The reason is that the nymphs take on the color of whatever they have been eating. The pink coloration can result from feeding on red roses, for example. The nymphs can be brown, yellow, green, red, purple, or pink depending on what they eat! The color can remain for several molts, but adults will ultimately be green. {Spotted by Calbost Niel in NSW, Australia} #jungledragon #Australia #katydid #pinkkatydid #Caediciasimplex #Caedicia #bushcricket

    Posted 7 months ago
  4. Pink! Who would've thought! Very unusual, thanks for the shot.
    Christine thanks for the background information on the pink coloration.
    Posted 7 months ago

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''Caedicia simplex'' is a species of bush cricket, native to New Zealand. It is also found in Australia. Its common name is the common garden katydid.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Calbost Niel
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By Calbost Niel

Uploaded Jan 15, 2022. Captured Jan 15, 2022 14:42 in 200W-201W Great Western Hwy, Hazelbrook NSW 2779, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm