Subject:  Bug on a dwarf navel orange tree
Geographic location of the bug:  Central California
Date: 05/01/2018
Time: 10:04 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Is this beautiful critter eating my tree or eating what’s eating my tree
How you want your letter signed:  John

Bush Katydid Nymph

Dear John,
This is a Bush Katydid nymph in the genus
Scudderia, and they are generalist feeders that will eat the leaves of many different plants.  You can always relocate it if your tree is very small.  If it is a larger tree, the loss of some leaves will not adversely compromise the health of the tree. 

Location: California

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