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Dragon head katydid by melvynyeo Dragon head katydid by melvynyeo
Tettigoniids may be distinguished from grasshoppers by the length of their filamentous antennae, which may exceed their own body length, while grasshoppers' antennae are always relatively short and thickened.

The males of tettigoniids have sound-producing organs (via stridulation) located on the hind angles of their front wings. In some species females are also capable of stridulation. The males provide a nuptial gift for the females in the form of a spermatophylax, a body attached to the males' spermatophore which is consumed by the female. The function of the spermatophylax is to increase the attachment time of the male's spermatophore and thereby increase his paternity.

The eggs of tettigoniids are typically oval shaped and laid in rows on the host plant.

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desukanto Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mother of god e_e nice picture..
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
the colour of the antennae are a nice contrast to the rest of the body. very nice pov - you can even see the underside of the abdomen!

i think it looks like it's dancing...
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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shaq-fu-yung Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I can take it.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
:)
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Lilac-DownDeep Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That Katydid looks mighty tough since you captured it walking/marching.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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