bug id needed

thahalibut(Z-9 CA, SSZ-9)May 16, 2011

they are about 1/4 inch long on our roses. Doesnt appear to be doing damage. A baby grasshopper maybe?

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Dan Staley

Off top of my head, look like one of the assassin bug's instars from here.

Dan

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 6:52PM
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Phildeez(9b)

They do damage!! I had one of those on top of my thai basil one day a week or so ago. I left the little guy there because he was remarkably colorful and I did not see any damage. The next day there were 3 or 4 big holes on the same leaf, with the little bugger still there. I left him there and the next day a few more holes, about 1/4 inch on other leaves!! Actually a lot of damage for such a little critter.

I believe it is a baby Katydid.

Here is a link that might be useful: This?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 1:44AM
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Dan Staley

Could be that too. This is how you tell: by the mouthparts. The one foto looks like a piercing-sucking. A katydid has chewing mouthparts.

Dan

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 9:18AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Them is jumpin' legs. Katydid nymph, is my vote.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 12:21PM
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