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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Katydid versus Cicada

Someone asked what the difference between Katydids and Cicadas is. A Katydid is in the same general family (Tettigoniidae) as grasshoppers, crickets, and locusts. A Cicada is in an entirely different family (Cicadoidea).

Here are some pictures of Katydids:

Katydids in google images
Katydids in Flickr

Here are some pictures of Cicadas:

Cicadas in google images
Cicadas in Flickr

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We hear a chorus of insects at night here in the Poconos that are called, both katydids and cicadas. Any idea which they are or both?!?!
and in the daytime in August the hot days are serenaded by high pitched insect sounds called "hot birds" by children. Are they locusts?
Thanks. P@ Wms.

7:10 PM  

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