Katydid Eggs!

By Idelle, October 31, 2016

Katydid Eggs in Denver, Colorado in October 2016

Have you ever seen Katydid eggs? I found these on our fence post in Denver this week (late October). I didn’t know what these mysterious eggs were so I posted on Facebook, and some friendly entomologists identified them as Katydid eggs! Kathydids are members of the grasshopper family, they are not considered garden pests, as they feed on shrub and tree foliage and rarely ever cause enough damage to be noticed.

Katydids were named because of how their song sounds: “Katy did, Katy didn’t.” To produce their song, they rub their wings which aids in courtship.