“Did you hear that katydid?”
“Katy did what?”
“Huh? That katydid over there.”
“Katy did what over there?”
“What are you talking about?”
“I don’t know, but who is Katy?”
Hmmm, I could drag that on for hours…sorry. Anyways, a katydid is similar to a grasshopper, but the telltale sign of its identity is in the length of its antennae. They can sometimes reach the length of its entire body, unlike the short and thick antennae of the grasshopper. Yous can often hear them on late summer evenings as they produce noise by rubbing their front wings together (stridulation).
There are over 6,400 species of tettigoniids. many of them dine mostly on leaves and other plant matter, while others are known to eat other insects, snails, and even small vertebrates. Some large ones are even known to inflict a painful bite.
Also, I don’t know who Katy is or what she did so stop asking.