P&PDL Picture of the Week for
May 28, 2007

Katydid Eggs

Cliff Sadof, Ornamental Extension Entomologist, Department of Entomology, Purdue University

Gail Ruhl, Senior Plant Disease Diagnostician, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, Purdue University

These are katydid eggs. Katydids usually just deposit their overlapping, scale-like eggs on the surface of stems. It appears that these eggs were laid ontop of an old injury caused by cicada oviposition damage.

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Katydid eggs

Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab Purdue Cooperative Extension Service