She slept in the angle of the ceiling and wall above my desk for two days, then went about her business.
|Drumming katydid, female*, Meconema thallassinum|
These insects drum on leaves with their hind legs. And they hear their song with an organ that functions like our ears, with a membrane (the typanum) stretched over an air sac. Except that the "ear" is on the front leg, just below the knee.
|Front leg, with tympanal organ.|
|"Do you mind if I drum on your wall?"|
*The female has a long, pointed ovipositor at the end of the abdomen. The male has two curved pincer-like appendages instead.