Subject: From my bucket garden
Location: Chicago, Illinois
July 27, 2015 8:12 am
Saw this in my bucket garden and I’m just a touch worried is going to eat my herbs and veggies. Any idea what it is? And if it’s dangerous to an urban herb and veggie garden?
Thank you so much!
This is an immature male Katydid, probably a Round Headed Katydid in the genus Amblycorypha based on images posted to BugGuide. Though Katydids do munch on leaves, we allow them to feed in our own garden because we like the sounds they provide. They are solitary feeders, and in our opinion, they do not eat enough to cause any damage to the plants.