Broadwinged Katydid

Broadwinged Katydid

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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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