Subject: What is he or she?
Location: El Cajon California
November 21, 2015 4:37 pm
Hello. This little critter had been hanging out on our rose plant for a couple of weeks. 24-7 he’s there. Never have seen one before. My family and I had been trying to find out what it is. Just a cool little guy and interesting. Been trying to find an app and can’t. Maybe you can help . We live in El Cajon Calif. Just outside San Diego.
This is a Scudder’s Bush Katydid nymph, and they seem to be particularly fond of roses. Though they eat the leaves and petals, we do not believe they do much damage and we permit them to live in our own garden. According to BugGuide: “Most species probably favor foliage of broad-leaved woody deciduous plants, but probably will feed on a variety of other plants. Often (especially nymphs) seen feeding on flowers of assorted, often herbaceous plants.