Huge Creepy Crawlers
June 7, 2010
These very loud chirping “crickets” like to jump on me! I have seen them green with black legs and red with black legs.
Nervous in Mico
Medina Lake, Texas

Central Texas Leaf Katydid

Dear Nervous,
It must be a bumper crop year for the Central Texas Leaf Katydid which is represented in your photograph.  If they are plentiful, they may defoliate oak trees.  Your specimen is a female as evidenced by the saber-like ovipositor.

2 Responses to Central Texas Leaf Katydid

  1. lbela22 says:

    Do these insects sting? They have over run the oak trees on my property and creep me out.

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