katydid

[ UK /kˈætɪdˌɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈkeɪtiˌdɪd/ ]
NOUN
  1. large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings
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How To Use katydid In A Sentence

  • Members of the grasshopper family, including crickets, locusts, and katydids, hear with small disks near one of the front leg joints.
  • Members of the grasshopper family, including crickets, locusts, and katydids, hear with small disks near one of the front leg joints.
  • SYDNEY (AP) -- A thumbnail-sized frog with a long snout, a brilliant green katydid with bright pink eyes and a mouse with a white-tipped tail are among 200 species scientists have discovered in Papua New Guinea. New Species Discovered: Conservation International Researchers Find Hundreds Of Undocumented Creatures In Papua New Guinea (PHOTOS)
  • Short-winged female meadow katydids discriminate among tremulation signals of males to choose a larger male, even in the absence of a signalling male.
  • Not only the grasshoppers but other family members of the Orthoptera are here described, including mantes, walking-sticks, katydids, and crickets. A Mother's List of Books for Children
  • The katydid, a type of grasshopper, is active at night and rests motionless amid foliage during the day .
  • Crickets and katydids make noise by rubbing their forewings together.
  • In the cartoon, the guys travel the world for encounters with creatures that are familiar (crocodiles, worms, a platypus and pigeons) and some not so familiar (a conehead katydid, a tiger quoll and the recently discovered colossal squid). Family Winter Preview
  • High-frequency, stridulating muscles of katydids also have a mitochondrial volume of over 40%.
  • They feed on katydids - insects that can bring terrible catastrophes. Times, Sunday Times
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