Image: The Surprise Visitor - Paul Farley

The Surprise Visitor - Paul Farley

Portrayed here is a male Common Garden Katydid (Caedicia simplex) removing pollen or other substance from the end of its abdomen after obtaining it from the petal of a camellia flower. While I was observing it, a Common Green Mantid nymph (Orthodera ministralis) peered up from behind the flower petal, curiously watching me and its intriguing katydid companion.

Finalist, Professional Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

Paul Farley
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