Pierson Katyidid Report 2010

While ecologists remain alert to the threat of deforestation and elimination of natural animals and insects throughout the world, they are increasingly finding that people are intrigued and respectful of species that capture their imagination. This intrigue, combined with a lack of natural defensive mechanisms in the Katydid insects being studied, could help foster a better relationship between humans and the forests of Peru, areas that are at risk of being overused and ruined by human activities like logging and tourism. The Katydid species do have some defenses like biting, natural odors, regurgitation, and making noises to ward off predators.