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Common names: Broadwinged Katydid
Scientific name: Microcentrum rhombifolium
Region: This katydid is found in most of the United States, but not in the northern regions.
Life cycle: This insect produces one generation each year and overwinters as an egg.
Physical Description: This 1 1/2 inch long insect is green with large wings. Its eggs are gray to brown, flat and are laid on twigs in double rows.
Feeding characteristics: The Katydid can be found on many orchard trees and feeds on foliage. Since there are very few of them, the damage is insignificant.
Controls: No controls are necessary, since the numbers of this insect remain small and damage is small.
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