Tuesday 9 November 2021

EXTREME CREATURE

 


Good morning everyone here is this weeks extreme creature.


The Shield-Backed Katydid, know what a katydid is????????


If not it is a cricket, it is found in Australia throughout rain forests on the Cape York Peninsula. Why are they extreme, well they are 13cms long.


Katydids are very gentle creatures; if you find one and put together the right type of habitat, and feed it every day you can easily keep it as a pet!


Shield-backs do eat plants, and some are agricultural pests, but they are also scavengers on dead insects and are active predators, including on their brethren. They also eat fruit.



6 comments:

  1. We have some pea-green ones, but not that big...

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  2. Never heard of them Jo-Anne, interesting.

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  3. I've heard of them, but didn't know anything about them. They're so huge I think I would shriek if I ever saw one in real life. LOL.

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  4. Chris.........That big would stand out

    Margaret.......Me either

    Kea.......I would too

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  5. Interesting. Never seen or heard this before.

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  6. I've heard of the katydid, but didn't know what it was.

    Love,
    Janie

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