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280 days of Urbpandemonium #192

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Downtown St Louis turned out to be a fruitful place to find insects. It helped that I spent several hours in the Missouri Botanical Garden where I found this little guy. He's a male meadow katydid Conocephalus fasciatus*, a singer (a dry buzzing song) and an eater of grasses. The females use a sharp ovipositor to put their eggs in the stems of grasses, ensuring that nymphs have easy access to their host plant.

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* Banded conehead

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darkest_diary
Oct. 22nd, 2015 02:02 pm (UTC)
Awe, he is cute. :)
froganon
Oct. 22nd, 2015 09:36 pm (UTC)

Love katydids!
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