This was inspired by a dead katydid I found in one of the MIT buildings. I guess they die after mating, near the end of the summer. Such is the life of an insect.
I later turned this into an origami challenge. Please see the rest of the entries here: Flying Katydid Origami Challenge on flickr (An image of the original katydid is also shown).
I decided to neglect the antennae on this model, a move inspired by Michael LaFosse's classic praying mantis.
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