Nature’s Pink Camouflage

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Katydid profile:

Of the more than 6,400 species of katydids, about 255 can be found in North America; the rest in the tropical regions of the world.


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Pink, white and green katydid found in Osaka, Japan

Here are some green, pink and white katydids found in Japan. Their coloring usually ranges from green to brown, and therefore even the white katydid is considered abnormal, and probably an albino. The pink katydid is considered an extreme form of the brown katydid.

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5. The Rose Dragonflies: Pop

Roseate Skimmer youngster spotted in Hong Kong

Who says pink is for girls? Males of the Roseate Skimmer dragonfly (Orthemis ferruginea) are characterized by their bright pink body (abdomen, actually) whereas the females prefer orange shades. The younger the dragonfly, the brighter its pink tone. Mature males will develop a more bluish tint.

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