Biology Photo: Devil Katydid – Orthoptera


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Source: Urry, Lisa A.. Campbell Biology (p. 710). Pearson Education. Kindle Edition.

Biology Photo: Devil Katydid – Orthoptera (Campbell Biology)

Grasshoppers, crickets, and their relatives are mostly herbivorous. They have large hind legs adapted for jumping, two pairs of wings (one leathery, one membranous), and biting or chewing mouthparts. This aptly named spiny devil katydid (Panacanthus cuspidatus) shown above has a face and legs specialized for making a threatening display. Male orthopterans commonly make courtship sounds by rubbing together body parts, such as ridges on their hind legs.


Urry, Lisa A.. Campbell Biology. Pearson Education. Kindle Edition.


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