Snapshot: Banza

At our Manoa Cliff restoration site, there is still some diversity with the native arthropods. While my entomology skills are lacking, we were lucky to have guests today more familiar with our Hawaiian insects. Here is one of the native Katydids (Bonza Banza sp.) found at the site. Pictured above is a female with her large ovipositor. Pictured below is a male:

These guys were more relaxed and methodical in their movements than say other non-native grasshoppers. I doubt I would have been able to take decent shots otherwise. Even our insects have a laid-backed lifestyle!

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