Watercolor and colored pencil
Produced as part of a commission illustrating the differences between types of insect heads.
Katydids are nocturnal relatives of grasshoppers, with longer antennae. Their wings resemble leaves which camouflage them to potential predators. The name comes from the “katy-did” sound their wings make rubbed them together during mating rituals. There are about 2000 species of katydids in the tropics and 200 in North America.