Angle-wing Katydid, Greater Angle-wing (Microcentrum rhombifolium)

Order: Orthoptera (or-THOP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tettigoniidae
Genus: Microcentrum
Species: rhombifolium


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Canoga Park, California
Escondido, California
Hidden Meadows, California
Llano, California
Ellendale, Delaware
Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)
Cole Camp, Missouri
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Canton, Ohio
Union City, Oklahoma
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Cedar Creek, Texas
Converse, Texas
Richmond, Virginia
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Members' Notes:


On Jul 17, 2013, drobarr from Hummelstown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I found this on my ornamental corn and did a pretty good job defoliating an entire leaf.


On Jul 17, 2009, bsgardens from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I found several of these eating my Castor Bean Plants. They have been leaving huge holes in the leaves. Also on my Angel & Devil Trumpets & Glads & several other plants. As much as they are suppose to be good luck ... I did want to kill them all ... but he hubby caught them and took them on a road trip down the street.


On Feb 28, 2008, WaterCan2 from Eastern Long Island, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Found this katydid on my giant Dahlia leaves in August, they did not seem to do any noticeable damage to the leaves. I found no need to eradicate them. The Dahlias grew fine. ☺

* Special thanks to 'claypa' for positively identifying it for me.