Common Garden Katydid (Caedicia simplex)

Order: Orthoptera (or-THOP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tettigoniidae
Genus: Caedicia
Species: simplex (SIM-pleks) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Bakersfield, California
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
San Diego, California
Garden City, Idaho
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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On Feb 21, 2017, cybercrone from Dundas,, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Odd how names of things change with your geographical location. Up here we commonly call those things leaf-hoppers and 'katydid' is another name for cicada.
Guess it's a darn good thing that everything has a latin name that doesn't change with your region.

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On Jun 20, 2007, stocktonmark from Stockton, CA wrote:

I know that they're pests, and they do a number on my buddleia and nicotiana every spring, but I just find them so pretty that I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of foliage for now...

Negative

On Sep 13, 2006, bakersfieldmom from Bakersfield, CA wrote:

Green monster eats leaves off of my citrus, and anything else it lands on. Even my strawberry plants. Easy to see, since they are so big, so I pinch them between two leaves and throw them in the trash. Funny, I'm going to a gardening class and teacher said it was a grasshopper. No way. It is definately a green katydid.

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