from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various green insects of the family Tettigoniidae related to the grasshoppers and the crickets, the male of which produces a shrill sound by rubbing together specialized organs on the forewings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of grasshopper, scientific name Tettigoniidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (Cyrtophyllus concavus) of the family Locustidæ, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An orthopterousinsect of the family Locustidœ of large size, green color, and arboreal habits.
- n. Same as logging-wheels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings
First discovered back in 1887, the pink katydid is so rare that they occur once out of every 500 individuals.
The katydid is a grasshopper shaped insect that lives nearly everywhere in the world.
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).
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.
Did you know that a katydid will eat his own back legs if you feed them to him feet first?
What you are looking at is the very rare and very pink katydid.
May 16th, 2010 at 10: 10 am pink-katydid-4 in: Science & Technology News
The New Orleans Audubon Insectarium had acquired both a pink male and a pink female katydid which resulted in a litter of new pink babies.
In the past few years, he has folded a flying katydid and two praying mantises mating.
After going on line, it appears that the creature in my office was a katydid.