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Always thought these creatures were pests and generally killed them if found on our crops or in our vinyl houses.

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But apparently they are predators and not leaf eating grasshoppers, although technically a member of the bush cricket family certain katydids are carnivorous and can be a useful predator around the vegetable garden. You can see it's eating some kind of beetle.

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And this is the male of the species.

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Good to know. Will add them to my list of protected species around my house along with praying mantises (manti?), ladybirds, and those tiny frogs. Anything else I’m missing?

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Ibaraki llama wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:32 pm
Good to know. Will add them to my list of protected species around my house along with praying mantises (manti?), ladybirds, and those tiny frogs. Anything else I’m missing?
I know some people will scream but gejigeji are pretty much going to eat any cockroach in your house...

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I had to google the name but we have plenty of them under the house - that will explain why we don’t have many cockroaches!

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Ibaraki llama wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:32 pm
Good to know. Will add them to my list of protected species around my house along with praying mantises (manti?), ladybirds, and those tiny frogs. Anything else I’m missing?
gonbechan wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:10 pm
I know some people will scream but gejigeji are pretty much going to eat any cockroach in your house...
Mukade are also very effective predators of cockroaches but you have to balance that with being woken in the middle of the night with one of them crawling across your face :scared-eek:

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Zasso Nouka wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:22 am

Mukade are also very effective predators of cockroaches but you have to balance that with being woken in the middle of the night with one of them crawling across your face :scared-eek:
Don't make me slap you.......

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gonbechan wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Zasso Nouka wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:22 am

Mukade are also very effective predators of cockroaches but you have to balance that with being woken in the middle of the night with one of them crawling across your face :scared-eek:
Don't make me slap you.......
Or Mrs Nouka's ear piercing shrieks when one drops off the hari onto her ninja style :lol: