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Angle-Winged Katydid
Tettigoniidae
Microcentrum rhombifolium
Type: Insect

Effect: Pest
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Tettigoniidae
Tettigonioidea
Katydids
Ensifera
Crickets-Katydids
Orthoptera
Grasshoppers-Crickets-Locusts
Exopterygota
External Wings
Neoptera
New Wings
Pterygota
Winged
Dicondylia
Pre-Winged Insects
Insecta
Insects
Hexapoda
Six Legs
Arthropoda
Jointed Feet
Ecdysozoa
Molting
Protostomia
Mouth First
Bilateria
Two-Way Symmetry
Eumetazoa
True Higher Animals
Animalia
Animals
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


Tettigoniidae Family
Microcentrum Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

Found in Utah.

General information about Angle-Winged Katydid :

They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets than to grasshoppers. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly with shapes and colors similar to leaves.

The diet of tettigoniids includes leaves, flowers, bark, and seeds, but many species are exclusively predatory, feeding on other insects, snails or even small vertebrates such as snakes and lizards. Some are also considered pests by commercial crop growers and are sprayed to limit growth. Large tettigoniids can inflict a painful bite or pinch if handled but seldom break the skin.
This pest causes problems by:

How to get rid of it:





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Katydid - September 24, 2009

Comment: Angle-Winged Katydid

Page Posts: 4


Karla Cutts

Fairbury, Nebraska October 06, 2010
My son has one in a screen covered fish bowl. It just laid at least a dozen eggs. What should we do with them? How long until they hatch?

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Yangon October 25, 2009
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Blossom
Blossom
September 25, 2009
I love your critter pictures! I like the one where it's looking right at you. It's eyes are timid yet curious.
heidbenati
heidbenati
September 24, 2009
What a cute visitor!

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