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The NZ Katydid Caedicia simplex is found in both NZ and Australia. It's a relative of grasshoppers and wetas (Orthopetra). These shots were taken at night and that meant I could capture the egg-laying behaviour of one female. Of course, taking pictures at night involves other challenges. For one thing, its dark so focusing on the subject presents some challenges. The other I discovered, is the ability to spot cat poo is greatly reduced. Hence I had a squishy and very smelly souvenir on my shoes when I'd finished.

#1 Katydid


#2 Laying Eggs


#3 Head shot