Pests | June 13, 2012
More Katydid Facts
This is a greater arid-land predaceous katydid, neobarrettia spinosa (female).
This is a tough bug; it eats Praying Mantises for breakfast! If you were to harass it with your finger, rather than hopping away, it will charge and CHOMP you, drawing blood!
It has an extra set of arms under it’s chin that it uses to feed it’s mouth with scraps and titbits while it’s dining.
Katydids should die off soon, but look out for the emerging cicadas!