a Katydid, from Kakamega Forest, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Attracted to lights in Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Oct. 2016. Length is around 40mm.

Katydids are largely nocturnal and as a result are frequently seen at electric lights. Then their leafy camouflage is ineffective making them vulnerable to predation. Primarily herbivores, they feed on a variety of plant leaves and flowers. Some species have a narrow range of preferred plant species.

Tettigoniidae -- Katydid Family

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Kenya Natural History

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