My Home: I can be found on branches of trees or bushes in North America and other parts of the world. I am most active at night and sing in the evening. There are many species of katydids, commonly found throughout the southern part of the United States.
What I eat:
I eat leaves, flowers, the stems,
and fruits of many plants and a few species
of katydids are predators and will eat other insects.
What I look like: I am usually green and range in size by species from 1 to 5 inches. My antennae are two or three times the length of my body.
How I am born:
I go through three stages of
development: egg, nymph and adult. My egg is laid
in the fall on plants or in the soil and I hatch in the spring. Once I hatch as a nymph, I look like adults except without wings. I shed my skin (molt) to grow. As an adult I will have developed my wings. My lifespan is about one year from egg to the end of adulthood.