Katydids—Scudderia furcata and Microcentum
Katydids resemble grasshoppers but have long antennae. The nymphs are wingless and have black and white
Katydids may feed on leaves or fruit. Katydids do not eat the whole fruit. They often take a bite and
move on, allowing the feeding site to become covered with grayish scar tissue and the expanding fruit
to become misshapen. Most damage is done by nymphs.
In areas where there is good biological control, parasites
often attack the eggs of katydids. Control is not usually
necessary, but spinosad can be applied
if nymphs are numerous when fruit are small.
Katydid damage to citrus fruit
Katydid damage to young fruit