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Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 1, 2004
2:27 PM

Post #1029638

Who is this MR GREEN ?

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Northern California, CA

September 1, 2004
3:33 PM

Post #1029858

Looks like some kind of leafhopper.


United States
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2004
3:35 PM

Post #1029860

What damage do they do? I saw one on my porch 2-3 days ago. It was about 2-1/2 inches long.
Walkerton, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2004
3:43 PM

Post #1029873

What you have there is a Katydid, Monterey. Have a look here

Darius, this site has info on what thay eat.

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Franklin, NC
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2004
4:59 PM

Post #1029988

You'll be hearing them at night too. I found a link to a page that plays the racket they make.
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 1, 2004
5:37 PM

Post #1030044

Looks like it is a Broad Winged Katydid of some sort:

Grew up with them in WI; but, didn't know we had them here in CA.

They mostly eat the leaves of deciduous trees and bushes. Though it sez some species prey on other insects.

Looks like yours is missing its back legs, which is probably why it is hanging around.

Won't last long, if you have cats around.


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 1, 2004
6:28 PM

Post #1030114

Very common around Los Angeles area... pretty destructive
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 1, 2004
11:34 PM

Post #1030591

They seem to out-number the brown locust-type grasshoppers this year.
Churchill, Victoria
(Zone 10a)

September 2, 2004
12:46 AM

Post #1030673

Here is a picture of an Australian Katydid, that I made by Marquetry (pictures built from wood veneers).

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Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2004
12:57 AM

Post #1030691

Ohhhh that wood veneer is to die for. Nice Job.
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 2, 2004
5:49 AM

Post #1031085

I love to hear katydids, but I don't like them on my plants.
Franklin, NC
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2004
2:10 PM

Post #1031360

Me too, to a point. I had my bedroom window open last night and one that was on the screen let out a chorus at 4 in the morning. Those things are LOUD.

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