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Citrus Heights, CA(Zone 9b)

Who is this MR GREEN ?

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Northern California, CA

Looks like some kind of leafhopper.
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=leafhopper

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

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)

What you have there is a Katydid, Monterey. Have a look here
http://www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us/4th/kkhp/1insects/katydid.html

Darius, this site has info on what thay eat.
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/true_katydid.htm

This message was edited Sep 1, 2004 1:25 PM

Franklin, NC(Zone 6b)

You'll be hearing them at night too. I found a link to a page that plays the racket they make. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/singing_insects/pterophyllacamellifolia.wav/view.html

San Francisco, CA(Zone 10a)

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

http://www.enature.com/fieldguide/showSpeciesFT.asp?fotogID=722&curPageNum=13&recnum=IS0231

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)

Very common around Los Angeles area... pretty destructive

Santa Ana, CA(Zone 9b)

They seem to out-number the brown locust-type grasshoppers this year.
~'spin!~

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

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)

Ohhhh that wood veneer is to die for. Nice Job.

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

I love to hear katydids, but I don't like them on my plants.

Franklin, NC(Zone 6b)

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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