Thread subject: :: Fly bubble blowing

Posted by Auke on 26-12-2015 06:38

If I remember well, there were also some photos of non-dipteran species blowing bubbles in this topic. Because download speed is back to horrendous here, I'm nog going to check if I'm right though. Anyway, a couple of months ago I photographed a large Surinamese katydid (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae) with a large bubble. My photo series shows that he/she sucked it back up, then made it larger again. This was in the evening after sundown at about 450m altitude. The place (Brownsberg) becomes rather chilly at night, and often misty as well, and I don't think thermoregulation or evaporation are viable explanations in this case. I don't know which explanation would be viable though...