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Not a spider on the spiderwort

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Katydid Nymph on Spiderwort Flower 9466

Last time you saw some spiderwort buds (Tradescantia spp.) from the preserve behind the Austin Nature Center on March 23rd, but mostly on that outing I looked at spiderwort flowers rather than buds. When I got close to this spiderwort flower I noticed a green nymph that I think might be Dichopetala catinata, the spoon-tailed short-winged katydid. Note how the curve of its antenna continues the curve of its back.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 5, 2015 at 5:21 AM

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