What’s the cute little bug that ate my daylilies?
Location: Blacksburg, VA
October 17, 2010 1:18 pm
This summer, a cute little bug ate my daylilies. (Ok, it did some damage to the flowers, but they only last one day anyway, so I didn’t mind, much.) I only saw it on my flowers in July. I think it was about an inch long at the most. It was bright green with long antenna that were dark with light stripes. It’s legs were green with dark bands and reminded me of a grasshopper, but I don’t think that’s what it is. It had one dark stripe down the middle of it’s back and two thin light green stripes on either side. It had protuding light brown eyes. It was polite enough to pose for it’s picture, so maybe you can tell me what it is. Thanks!
Signature: Karen Ellingson
Your Katydid nymph is that of the Scudder’s Bush Katydid in the genus Scudderia. We located a matching image on BugGuide to support that identification.
BTW, I’m half way through your book and really like it.
Hi again Karen,
Thanks for letting us know you are finding Daniel’s book enjoyable.