Katydids: Catching/Keeping


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I got my first katydid of the season in my yard last night - heard him chirping on my rose bush.

Wrong species though. Looks to be an invasive Mediterranean. Probably too small to be of much value as feeder, and even though these guys have supposedly been here since the 1930s I don't think I'd want to start propogating an alien species.


Those are also a pain in the ass to breed lol


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Let's back off Katydids then and say any arboreal(ish) orthoptera that is either permitted by USDA, or California Native so nobody cares if I have it.

Are there any species I can breed in a home-type setup where I can get more than one generation a year?

Schistocerca nitens/lineata/shoshone in California.

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