katydidKatydids are often confused with grasshoppers. You can usually tell a katydid by its extremely long antennae. That, and you’ll probably hear them before you see them. They are quite the evening singers!

Katydids can sometimes become a problem in the garden. They eat the leaves and flowers of your plants as well as fruits. They can be quite frustrating for fruit growers, as they’re known to take a single bite out of a developing fruit then move on to the next one. This leaves the fruit open to decay and investigation from other pests. They are also particularly fond of rose buds. There are hundreds of species of katydids, some with fantastical colors.