How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Seasonal development and life cycle—Katydids

Female katydids lay their gray, oval 1/8- to 1/4-inch long eggs in two overlapping rows on twigs and leaves or into the edges of their chewing damage. Nymphs appear in April and May and require 2 to 3 months to mature. Katydids produce one generation a year.

Katydid adult
Katydid adult
Eggs
Eggs

Katydid nymph
Katydid nymph


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