Sunday, January 27, 2013


I found this katydid in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 1, 2012. It's the only one I've seen there -- they can be hard to spot. 
It was sitting in a locust tree where it blended in extremely well with its leaf colored body and leaf-shaped wings. Click to enlarge.

I suspect it knew something about the partially eaten leaves all around. After noticing me, it slowly walked away and disappeared into the foliage. Great camouflage!

Nothing to see here! Leaves, just leaves...

Brooklyn Bridge Park Blog has written a feature about me! Click here to read it. 


  1. Hi Julie,

    Do you know what species of katydid that is?
    Can I use the photo (well cited) in my newest presentation?

  2. Hi Rebecca,
    Microcentrum rhombifolium -- the Greater Anglewinged Katydid. Ta Da! Yes, please use it in your presentation and good luck with the talk. Best, Julie