It’s hollyhock season again.
Some plants just have flower buds.
Others are flowering.
Once again, having a certain kind of plant means having a certain kind of insect.
In this case, the insects are oblong-winged katydid nymphs.
Wow, those antennae are so long.
I checked, and I had found the same kind of katydid nymphs on May 1, 2013. They were also on hollyhocks.
I only have a few hollyhock plants in my yard, and I’m pretty sure none of my immediate neighbors have them. I wonder how the katydids even find them, let alone show up with such regularity.
I guess if you eat mainly hollyhocks, you’re probably pretty great at finding them.
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