A bug for you
Hi there,
In the past week I have noticed quite a few of these little bugs running around. They remind me of a grasshopper so at first I was a little affraid that they are going to eat some of my plants, but then I noticed they just kind of ran around the leaves, reminded me of lady bugs so then I thought that maybe they would be great for me to keep around for aphids in my greenhouse. Know any information on them? Or atleast what it is?
James Gillis

Hi James,
This is a Tree Cricket in the genus Oecanthus. Immature Tree Crickets will nibble leaves and young shoots, but adults are important predators. They eat Aphids and Caterpillars. The added benefit is that they “sing”.

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