It's got to the point that every time I head out into the garden to do even the most mundane tasks, such as this morning's hedge-trimming, I keep my little pocket camera handy, because you never know what or who is going to pop up.
I would never have spotted this katydid in the murraya hedge itself, as its colour camouflage renders it invisible, but the whirring of the cordless hedge trimmer proved to be sheer terror for our little leaf-chomping beauty, and up he or she popped to safety on a nearby verandah post.
|Noticed fair-sized chunks of foliage being chomped|
but never able to locate the culprit? This could be
the person responsible, the katydid.