Tuesday, 9 November 2021



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.


CWMartin said...

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

Margaret D said...

Never heard of them Jo-Anne, interesting.

Kea said...

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.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

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

Margaret.......Me either

Kea.......I would too

Nancy Chan said...

Interesting. Never seen or heard this before.

Janie Junebug said...

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



  Thursday again after a few interruptions I am again doing word of the week, this weeks word is “pedagogy”. Which is the science of teaching.