Subject: Is this a Katy-Did type bug?
Location: Montreal Canada
August 25, 2013 7:17 am
Hi, i’m from Montreal, Qc, Canada and i found this bug last night in bathroom and took picture.
I released it afterwards so I hope it’s a beneficial insect…and not a pest. Please give me good news?
Thank you very much! Melina, Montreal.
This is a Tree Cricket in the genus Oecanthus, and like Katydids, they are classified in the suborder Ensifera with other longhorned Orthopterans. Though they feed on leaves, we consider Tree Crickets to be benign as they do not get plentiful enough to defoliate trees and shrubs. They are also insect musicians, so if you enjoy the sounds of the night, they are beneficial.