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Subject: Possible bug larvae?
Location: Caldwell, Idaho
April 6, 2017 6:26 pm
We came across these little ovals on the branches of our little outside blueberry bush. They didn’t move and were difficult to pick off. They appear to be some sort of larvae, but we’re not sure.
Signature: Sara

Katydid Eggs

Dear Sara,
These are the eggs of a Katydid.  Though Katydids eat leaves, in our opinion, they do not do enough damage to be of concern.  Since adult Katydids are among nature’s most audible musicians, we enjoy having these generally green, Grasshopper-like insects in our garden.

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Subject: Wierd eggs
Location: Broomfield CO
April 2, 2017 10:44 am
Woke up to these on the railing of my deck and I’m worried they could be something bad and I have a two year old please help me figure out what they are I don’t want to hurt them if they aren’t going to hurt me
Signature: Heather

Katydid Eggs

Dear Heather,
These sure look like Katydid Eggs to us.  Katydids are quite harmless.

Thank you very much I will leave them alone to hatch!

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Subject: Is this a bug?
Location: Costa Mesa CA
March 31, 2017 2:21 pm
Hi Bugman!
Last month is was in Costa Mesa CA at the Pelican Hill Golf Course and this flew in front of our golf cart. It was between 6-7 inches long. Seem like it was translucent pale pale green- almost a little glowy. It was around 2:00 p.m. sunny warm day
Signature: Hilary R Gad

Likeness of a Katydid

Dear Hilary,
We like your sketch.  Because it appears that the creature in your sketch has long back legs, we suspect you saw a Katydid, but we would not rule out that you encountered a Preying Mantis.

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Subject: Maybe a kind of tarantula hawk?
Location: 48Q3GGC2+M3
March 28, 2017 6:57 am
I found it in a friend’s garden situated in San Isidro, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. I would like to know what kind of insect it is.
Signature: Ricardo Barba

Katydid

Dear Ricardo,
This is NOT a Tarantula Hawk.  It is a Katydid, and it is either immature or a flightless species.  The ovipositor on the tip of the abdomen indicates this is a female.  This species is not illustrated on Foto Fauna.  It appears to be the same species as this unidentified individual in our archives from a 2006 posting.

Hi Daniel! Thank you very much for such a fast response. Amazing insect! I’m glad that now I know what it is.
Have a great week!!
Ricardo.

Thanks Ricardo,
We love getting Argentine insects for identification.

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Subject: Unknown Insect
Location: Eastern Slope of the Andes, Sumaco region, Ecuador
March 16, 2017 5:47 am
On 1st March I was in the Foothills of the Andes on the eastern slope, in the country of Ecuador. An area known as Sumaco at an altitude of 4500′. I saw this insect, a cricket? and was surprised by its colours. Can you please identify it for me and Scientific name if possible. Thanks. Moira
Signature: Moira

Unknown Katydid

Dear Moira,
With the yellow markings on its face, antennae and legs, and the blue coloration on its wings, we thought we would have an easy time identifying this gorgeous Katydid in the family Tettigoniidae would be an easy internet identification, but alas, we have had no luck.  We searched the pages of Insetologia from Brazil as well as other sources.  We will attempt to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki and we will also enlist the assistance of our readership.

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Subject: Arrival?
Location: Los Angeles
February 27, 2017 7:37 pm
At first glance from a distance I thought the subject of the attached photo was some sort of caterpillar hanging out on the corner of a gate post in our backyard. But when it didn’t move I got a closer look and found what appears to be two very neat rows of… eggs? As usual I will appreciate any guidance you might be able to offer.
Signature: Will Campbell

Katydid Eggs

Dear Will,
These are the eggs of a Katydid, most likely one of the Angle Wing Katydids that are quite common in Los Angeles.  See this BugGuide image.

Once again What’s That Bug rocks! Thank you so much, Daniel.
-Will

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