Katydids rapidly rub their wings together and produce a noise that sounds like the word “katydid” from which they are named.

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If you plant it – they will come!


Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Katydids  (Dysderidae)

Genus: Bush Katydids
Species: Forked-tail Katydid