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Turquoise blue katydid nymph by melvynyeo Turquoise blue katydid nymph 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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thadesoben Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
This is outstanding! It looks like a alien!
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LexiaForna Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Seriously, i love your work...
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jenni-1990 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Your work is amazing! Have you seen the work of Ondrej Pakan? I think you will love it! [link]
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Lilacvenom Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Your photography is absolutely phenomenal. I'm in awe of your detailed and wondrous images. Thank you so much for your effort finding these critters. How super awesome cool! And now it's final... I defiantly need a macro for my camera. I am Sooooooo jealous of your stuff. :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Aw... you are too kind!! :) Thank you!! :)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Your gallery amazes me every time I give it a closer look.:)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing macro, what colours! :wow:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thanks! :)
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow, it's blue!
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