Turpilia rostrata, 28 May 2015

Turpilia rostrata, the Narrow-beaked katydid;
Volusia county, Florida (28 May 2015).

I do adore some solid katydid action, and Ormond Beach, Florida, is a damn fine place to live if carry such adoration. Katydids come in many sizes and shapes, but I find the Narrow-beaked katydid to be one of the more intriguingly unique when it comes to head shape. I can’t get enough of that narrow, downward-turned head. The lush greens are certainly a bonus, as they are with many of our local katydid species.

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