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oviposition in this species is rather complex. they dont simply inject eggs- they also carefully sculpt the inside to ensure the nymphs can escape.
they also use their ovipositor to push the eggs together in a tightly packed group, as shown- presumably a defense against dehydration.
common shortwing katydid mature female. a member of The sickle-bearing katydids but behaves more like a shieldback- they insert eggs into the ground rather than in leaves or on branches like the other phaneropterine katydids which have sickle-shaped ovipositors.
Looking for males and females. fedex priority overnight is a must. must be in excellent condition, no legs or feet missing. Give adequate cross ventilation as these do not tolerate stagnant air at all
Not interested in victoriae
zip is 92802, located in california.
Another large and aggressive predatory katydid, this time in the shieldback family- these are found in the mojave and colorado deserts of the southwest, often clustering in huge numbers all over large roadkill. care must be taken to never approach these from the front as they will pounce and bite.
The infamous red-eyed-devil, a very large predatory katydid that is known to plunder bird nests and even attack smaller nesting birds at night. capable of cleaving a large chunk of flesh, this species must be respected and handled carefully.