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 Orchelimum - Female Greater Meadow Katydid
25-Aug-2012 JACK HOYING

Orchelimum - Female Greater Meadow Katydid

Fort Loramie, Ohio

The sword like appendage is the ovipositor, which is used to deposit eggs into plant tissue.

Nikon D300S ,Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro
1/250s f/14.0 at 105.0mm iso800 full exif

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fotabug15-Sep-2012 15:34
Superb detail
Steve Thuman26-Aug-2012 14:31
It sure blends in well. Except for that big red eye!
burtmann26-Aug-2012 10:39
What a great capture. You really have to look hard to differentiate from the subject and the plant. v
soulis26-Aug-2012 03:19
Great! V.