« What's a 'Best Boy'? And 10 Other Confusing Credits Explained |
| Windows Vista Ships »
Apparently this is not the work of a Photoshopper and is infact a pink katydid and was spotted in Michigan, USA. [via]
Posted by on November 8, 2006 in Nature
| Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | Digg this
I live in Michigan....too bad I have never seen one. That thing is crazy looking.
Jason Kern |
Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 05:30 PM
Pink katydidn't evolve a very good system of camouflage, did it? I mean, where's the survival value in being bright pink, eh? Presumably, any predatory birds must be so gobsmacked by seeing the colour of this glorified grasshopper, that they are rendered temporarily unable to act. It is in those split seconds that I assume the insect is able to effect its escape. Ingenious.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 05:39 PM
Just started reading you daily, nice blog. More info on pink katydids here...
Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 05:51 PM
I'm also from Michigan, and have never seen a katydid of that sort. I wonder if someone rattle-canned it?
Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 06:25 PM
B**chin'!! It seems to be eating something pink too. Maybe it's because of that? Like how flamingoes are pink from the shrimp they eat. Maybe something pink, and tasty, got introduced into it's enviroment?
Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 06:37 PM
The comments to this entry are closed.