Katydid with nuptial gifts

Found another katydid (Tettigoniidae) with spermatophores/nuptial gifts present, as I mentioned observing here!

The little white bubbles at the tip of this female’s abdomen (about halfway down the length of the wings; there are two, but only one is visible on this shot), can contain various amounts carbohydrates and proteins as a gift from a mate along with sperm.

Orthoptera Tettigoniidae - 20130714 - 10

 

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