Monday, October 26, 2009
Walking on Senecio
Senecio mandraliscae is an easy plant to grow and kind of fun, as demonstrated by this katydid nymph walking across the tips of a prostrate branch in my garden. When this senecio gets too big or lanky, I just whack off (that is a technical term, folks) the stem and plant it. Strip the cylindrical leaves from the bottom two or three inches of the cut stem, then let the stem dry for a day or two. Stick it into soil and voila, more senecio fun for you and the buggies.
I do believe this katydid is scudderia furcata, fork-tailed bush katydid.