Want to see a pink katydid (Amblycorypha carinata) seen in Michigan (Lake Erie Park).

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bryan kennedy's picture

Is this for real? Can anyone verify this? It sure looks like a photoshoped picture to me.

posted on Wed, 09/06/2006 - 1:34pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

The photographer states in the second comment in the thread:

Hello,
I added a third photo of the Katydid that was untouched by Photoshop.
Sorry if it caused problems but I let Photoshop auto adjust without thinking. As you can see by the third photo of the Katydid is truly shocking pink. I owe this find to someone else that was looking at this and I saw the pink from 40 feet away and walked up to him to see what he was looking at.

This links to the uncropped,unphotshopped photo

posted on Wed, 09/06/2006 - 4:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I have been searching all over the net to find a picture of one of these to use on my desktop. Can't find one that is my size! 1280x1024. I wish Someone could get a larger sized picture!! They're Beautiful!!!!

posted on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 2:58pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

To find large photos on the internet use google image search and in advanced search specify only images larger than "1024".
Click this link to see several hundred large photos of Pink Katydids.

posted on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 8:13am
bryan kennedy's picture

Ohh good tip. This is surely, my favorite.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove/years/1995/gallery/1024/darcy.jpg

posted on Fri, 09/18/2009 - 4:26pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

What Katy Did
LOL - I did not get it until I saw the caption.

posted on Sat, 09/19/2009 - 1:25pm
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Joni says:

I have one that lives in my flower garden. It has been there for 5 days now. I thought it was a flower at first until I walked up to it. I was shocked to see it was a bright pink katydid. I feel very fortunate to have it eat my flowers. It can live here and eat all it wants!

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 3:31pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

If you are able to e-mail me a photo, I could put it here. (artifactor@gmail.com)

posted on Tue, 05/15/2007 - 7:34am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Or you could post it yourself!

posted on Tue, 05/15/2007 - 10:11am
David P.'s picture
David P. says:

I live in Montegut, Louisiana and found a Pink Katydid in my backyard. The Katydid now lives in an aquarium on my front porch

posted on Sun, 05/11/2008 - 8:48pm
annonymous's picture
annonymous says:

i have one one theese living in a pink flower in my garden in new zealand :)

posted on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 2:26am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I am an aide in Beaumont and today one of the kids in my class brought us a pink katydid for show and tell. We thought it was fake until it moved! It is the most coolest bug ever!!!! We didn't know these bugs existed!!!

posted on Wed, 06/03/2009 - 2:19pm
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Anonymous says:

Here is an article about Pink Katydids: http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/agcomm/newscolumns/archives/OSL/2009/September/090924OSL.html

posted on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 7:54am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i am doing a report on them they are invertebrates that are usually green and are seen every year in the Pennsylvania mountains. they are my favorite color!!

posted on Mon, 03/15/2010 - 5:55pm

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