Subject: found on apricot branch
Location: La Mesa, CA
March 14, 2013 10:17 pm
These ?eggs were found adherent to a small branch of a baby apricot tree. What are they and will they harm the tree?
Signature: concerned gardner
Dear concerned gardener,
Do not be concerned. These are Katydid Eggs. You can verify that by looking at the images on the Missouri Botanical Garden website where it states: “They do not pose any particular problem for the home gardener, but do feed on shrub and tree foliage.” We welcome Katydids to our own Mount Washington, Los Angeles gardens. Though they eat leaves, we do not consider them to be a problem and we like seeing and hearing them. Many Katydids including Bush Katydids resemble green grasshoppers with really long antennae.
Thanks!!! You are awesome!