Monday, August 19, 2013

Linocut in progress #3: What the Katydid did

Destined for the Homo-insecta PortfolioShield-backed Katydid homo-insecta (ORTHOPTERA: TETTIGONIIDAE, Siliquofera sp.)

Katydids are related to crickets, and this one reaches 13 cm, making it one of the world’s largest. It’s common in New Guinea and has been collected twice at Iron Range on Cape York Peninsula. The shield-backed katydid closely resembles the rainforest leaves of its habitat. (1) 

(1) Australian Geographic, Giant Insects, pages 54-61, July-September, 2006.