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Insect Visitor

September 9, 2015


Sorry I’ve been busy starting new students at Bacteria Lab Kenyon.
For the moment: Today my office PC received an unexpected visitor.
No, it’s not a leaf.
How it got here, up on third floor of a building with sealed windows, we have no idea.

Can anyone identify this amazing insect?

  1. Alex Tolley permalink
    September 9, 2015 9:54 pm

    Angle-Wing Katydid (I think)

  2. Whitney permalink
    September 10, 2015 4:36 am


  3. September 10, 2015 8:46 am

    Great job–Katy Did.
    Made the day for our entomologist.
    Amazing example of evolved mimicry.

  4. September 10, 2015 10:58 am

    I’m more interested in your first question–how DO those giant moths and katydids, etc–get in? Do they grow up after they pass the screen? Do the flatten out and squeeze through cracks? What’s the deal?

    • Alex Tolley permalink
      September 10, 2015 11:21 am

      Through open doors, like people.

  5. September 10, 2015 11:56 am

    I think Alex is right. I had just come upstairs into my office, and I suspect Katy hitchhiked on my backpack. I’ve acquired ticks that way (not so much fun.)

    • September 10, 2015 8:51 pm

      Could be–but I don’t really go outside often–and they show up pretty regular…

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