Immature Bush Katydid

Subject: Scudders Bush Katydid
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
February 18, 2016 8:54 am
I found this tiny (1/2″) guy hanging out on a flowering shrub in our backyard in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, this week. At first I thought he was a very small grasshopper, but on closer inspection saw that wasn’t the case. After grabbing this photo and looking here, I am the belief he is a Scudders Bush Katydid. I’ve never noticed them before and don’t know if they get much bigger, but interesting colors nonetheless.
Signature: Suzanne

Scudders Bush Katydid
Bush Katydid Nymph

Dear Suzanne,
This is indeed a Bush Katydid nymph in the genus
Scudderia.  It will continue to grow at it matures.  Adult Bush Katydids are green and winged, and they are also larger than the immature nymphs.

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  1. Thank you for your quick and informative reply. I’ve learned so much from my visits here and appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put into this wonderful site–my go-to for all my buggy IDs!


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