Pests and Diseases forum: What is this?

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 600, Replies: 27 » Jump to the end
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Jun 19, 2013 11:43 AM CST
Hello,

Can anyone ID this guy on the Sempervivum flower?

Thanks!


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jun 19, 2013 12:41 PM CST
I can't wait to find out what this is Janice. It kind of looks like an immature grasshopper, yet doesn't. It sure has some well developed back legs.
Love this photo.
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 12:54 PM CST

Moderator

Excellent photo but really difficult to identify!!! Hopefully, it'll get a name tag soon....
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jun 19, 2013 1:26 PM CST
Thank you for the help OldGardener. Hurray!
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 1:43 PM CST

Moderator

This must not be my day. I believe I finally found your insect on the net and clicked on the photo for an identification. The page led me to a photographer's page but the insect is not named Rolling on the floor laughing

To be sure, is this your guy?

http://papamikey.zenfolio.com/p816539455/h3BB89F66#h3bb89f66

I'll keep searching...
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 1:57 PM CST

Moderator

Found yet another photo of him - this time on Flickr - but again, no name Crying
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jun 19, 2013 2:25 PM CST
Hurray! That's it. Good job OldGardener.
Now we just have to find the little guys name. Big Grin
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Jun 19, 2013 3:41 PM CST
Could it be some sort of Cricket?
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 3:41 PM CST

Moderator

I am going to have to quit looking today but will pick back up tomorrow if no one else identifies him first. I think I might be on the right track but this guy is proving to be quite the challenge Big Grin
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 3:43 PM CST

Moderator

I have been looking at Heteroptera reduviidae nymphs as some look really close.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Jun 19, 2013 3:47 PM CST
Thanks !! I tip my hat to you.
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 4:52 PM CST

Moderator

Janice - your guess was better than mine! It appears to be a Katydid nymph. I'll try to find this one specifically but am 99% sure that you were on the right trail!!!
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 4:54 PM CST

Moderator

I forgot the link to the photo:

http://www.dpughphoto.com/images/katydid%20nymph%20durham%20...
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 5:08 PM CST

Moderator

Although many of the Katydid.scudderia aka Scudderia furcata are brighter than this guy, I found several photos where the nymph had the identical coloring that your Katydid sports. I also found that another common name for him (or her) is the "dancing fork-tailed bush katydid".

BTW, your photograph is absolutely incredible!! No matter how much I enlarged it, it remained absolutely crystal clear and the layout of it is beautiful.

I hope the identification helps - and, again, thank you so much for resetting me with your cricket suggestion and putting me back on track.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Jun 19, 2013 7:09 PM CST
[quote="OldGardener"]I forgot the link to the photo:

]http://www.dpughphoto.com/images/katydid%20nymph%20durham%20...

Thank you so much!!! I tip my hat to you.

This is a wonderful photo and looks like you've found him!!!! Hurray! Hurray!




So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 7:50 PM CST

Moderator

I only found him because of your cricket comment. So.... thank you!
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Jun 19, 2013 8:09 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

BTW Your cat is just beautiful!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jun 19, 2013 8:33 PM CST
Hurray! Great work of research you two. Hurray! Hurray!
I will be on the look out for this guy.
Most species probably favor foliage of broad-leaved woody deciduous plants, but probably will feed on a variety of other plants. Often (especially nymphs) seen feeding on flowers of assorted, often herbaceous plants. Right were yours was found Janice.
So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jun 19, 2013 9:10 PM CST

Moderator

sandnsea2 said: I tip my hat to you.

BTW Your cat is just beautiful!


Oh, thank you! That's my friend, Ed. He found his way home when he was all of 3-4 weeks old as a very ill, feral, skeleton of a kitten and he is now my constant companion. He is really quite the remarkable being!
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Jun 19, 2013 9:20 PM CST
Ed has such beautiful eyes!

Cats are so amazing. I swear they are people in little fur suits!

One visits us daily, who we treasure, so I hear you!

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Pests and Diseases forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"