cchavez2307
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Katydids on my Tomatoes!

Hello!

As I was watering my garden, I noticed a couple of katydids on my tomatoes. Should I be worried? I did a little bit of reading and so far found out they can lay their eggs in the plant tissue. Now I am freaked out! :cry:

So far all I have used on my plants is diatomaceous earth which has worked beautifully because the area my patio is in has a lot of snails. However, I am guessing this won't work for katydids. Suggestions?

john gault
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Some of them are predatory, thus actually eat pests. I'd keep an eye on them, but wouldn't worry too much about their eggs on your tomatoes.

Here's a pretty good link you can use to try and ID them; there are many, many different species https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/walker/buzz/katydids.htm

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