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MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2003
2:08 AM

Post #598631

This is yet another funny looking bug that decided to pass thru my garden. This one was a little strage looking with his "horn" on the back side. I watched it as it walked up the tree and then he stopped and stood on his tippy toes and curled his horn under himself and poked it in the tree bark! It was so weird!! Not sure what he called his self doing, but he soon went on about his merry way.
Can anyone help ID it so I can find out what he was doing?
TIA
Not the best pic, but you can sorta tell what I mean.

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Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 31, 2003
2:20 AM

Post #598646

It's laying eggs in the bark, but I'm not sure what it is. What kind of tree was it on?
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2003
2:28 AM

Post #598658

Pecan tree.
Geee I sure hope he winds up being a good bug! Lord knows I don't need any eggs hatching out in my trees!
Moda127
Morristown, NJ
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2003
2:40 AM

Post #598676

Kinda looks like a "Leaf Hopper"
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 31, 2003
2:43 AM

Post #598681

I copied this from a page about pecan pests:
Both southern green stink bugs and leaf-footed bugs attack pecan nuts. They puncture nuts before shell hardening and after shell hardening. If feeding is early the nuts drop.

Do you think it's a green stink bug? They said they are about half inch long.
edited to add this link. The green stink bug is on the far right. http://www.gaipm.org/pecan/scout/html/stink.html

This message was edited Wednesday, Jul 30th 10:44 PM
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2003
3:23 AM

Post #598735

Found it!! Pretty sure this was a female common true katydid
Pterophylla camellifolia




http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/img.jsp?img=http://buzz.ifas.ufl.edu/141pm.jpg&query=Pterophylla camellifolia&page=1&filter=&site=
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

July 31, 2003
3:26 AM

Post #598743

I didn't even think of a katydid!!
PanamonCreel
Celaya
Mexico
(Zone 10a)


July 31, 2003
3:30 AM

Post #598747

Hah Mollybee beat me to it :)

Here's another link

http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/true_katydid.htm
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2003
3:51 AM

Post #598771

Much more info on the link you have Panamoncreel!
Thanks.
I have been having some strange looking insects this year! Guess I am really paying attention more this year than last year.
Ain't Nature grand?!

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