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Magenta Katydid by melvynyeo Magenta Katydid by melvynyeo
Should be poisonous or else its asking for trouble for the loud colors :) Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tettigon…
Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush-crickets. There are more than 6,400 species. Part of the suborder Ensifera, it is the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. The name is derived from the genus Tettigonia, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1748. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets and weta than to any type of grasshopper. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly with shapes and colors similar to leaves.

Tettigoniids may be distinguished from the grasshopper 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.[2]
The eggs of tettigoniids are typically oval shaped and laid in rows on the host plant.
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nycsimp08 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Beautiful vivid colors on this insect
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
I want one bad!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Viceroy butterflies beg to differ on that first statement! Sure is a cute little thing with those pretty colours, excellent shot of this beauty!
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured :hug: fav.me/d7uzaxy
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TheFantasyMaker2 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
where on earth I can find this pinky ???
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Randomfox720 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool! I've never seen a pink bug before XD
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paulako Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
definitivamente tu trabajo es impecable! felicitaciones!
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... that color! amazing!
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royaljohormacro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
wow!
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UnhappyMaiden Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
This artwork has been Featured in my Journal unhappymaiden.deviantart.com/j… :heart:
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frostywolf37 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
It's so... pink.
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gensanity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome
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IceManDBB Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
i wish i live where ur living:-)
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is waaay better than Hello Kitty :D
Fascinating shot, great work!
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my :love:
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NotWithoutHonor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What an outrageous color! Well captured, too.
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Nothin-to-Hyde Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most fabulous katydid ever.
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MuroPearl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Ferrus-Aquila Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMG, A few days ago a firend made a joke about pink bugs :| ....
Anyway, is nice to see photos like this :)
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Koceta Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This katydid isn't poisonous, it's actually got a genetic mutation, Erythrism (which is like albinism for insects) where it cannot express green or brown pigments, but red pigments, which are usually overpowered by the green and brown, become more noticeable. :D

I love all your photos. I am an undergrad entomology student and recognizing the orders and families at first sight makes me feel like I've actually learned something from my classes. :D
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

This looks really cool!

Would think with these bold colours it's almost fluorescent in the dark :D

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