ALLENTOWN, Pa. – It’s the prettiest bug in town — bubblegum pink, vanishingly rare and was likely headed for an early demise in a bird’s beak.

That is, until Kay Hrycko stumbled upon the pink katydid in the yard of her Springfield Township home Tuesday.

Katydids typically are green to blend in with foliage, but occasionally one will have a mutation that renders it pink.

After discovering the colorful critter, Hrycko collected it in a yogurt container and is keeping it safe inside. She said her 13-year-old son, Cody, hopes to take it to school next week for his science class.