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Pink Katydid

Pink Katydid

Animal's Behavior

Katydids produce their songs by means of stridulation: rubbing a file-like structure of one wing against the scraper of the other to make trilling, chirping, or buzzing sounds.

Eating Habits

Feed on leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits of a variety of plants.


Most katydids are found in grassland areas because of the types of plants found in open fields. Many species of Katydids that feed on trees are found in forests. Primarily eastern United States but ranging west into Texas over to California.

Conservation Efforts

Breeding program at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Animal Facts

  • The origin of the unusual color stem from genetics, not from gender, age, or environment. The color is apparent from birth, and throughout their life.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Amblycorypha oblongifolia


Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Phaneropterinae, Amblycorypha, A. oblongifolia

Place of Birth

Northeast of North America


2 inches




1 year

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