Subject: Insect eggs on citrus leaf
Location: Houston TX
November 20, 2014 8:14 pm
This was on the top leaf of a 2 year old grafted citrus. I haven’t seen it before and was interested to know what it is.
These are Katydid Eggs. Katydids are relatives of Grasshoppers and most North American Katydids are green. They are solitary feeders, and though they eat leaves (and rose blossoms in our garden) they do not do significant damage. We allow Katydids to feed off the plants in our garden because they in turn provide food for other predators, including insect eating birds.