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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An uninvited visitor

I woke up to the feeling that there was someone in my bedroom. I switched on the light and there he was just disappearing around the corner.
I grabbed my camera to get evidence of the intruder and the flash made him stop in his tracks.
Gotcha!! That will teach you to come sneaking around my bedroom at night when you think I am sleeping!!
Those beady eyes were watching my every move ...... so I switched off the light and went back to sleep. LOL!!
This is a Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus caudalis) which are small, not more than 2 inches in body length. They feed on grass and its seeds as well as moth eggs.

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