Meet the K-Diddies, our Long-Legged Katydids!

Katydids belong to the family Tettigoniidae and are closely related to grasshoppers, locusts and crickets. They are visible during the day, but at night they really come alive with their strident mating calls!

Home Range: Southeast Asia
Habitat: Subtropical forests
Wild Diet: Eats a variety of fresh leaves

Katydids “hear” using a special membrane found on their foreleg called the “tympanum.” The tympanum acts similarly to a human eardrum, and katydids use it to listen for mating calls and other acoustic signals; maybe even the signals of predators like bats!