Above you can see an adult Katydid, while a juvenile can be seen below. Having never dealt with these pests before, I really had to do some research. As it turns out, these creatures are commonly known as bush crickets, and are best known for eating large amounts of foliage. Once the pictures were taken, these pests were picked from the plants and thrown over the balcony. Hopefully they won't return!
To the left is what I suspect to be a flying aphid, whereas to the right are more common looking aphids on a Fatalii Chili Pepper plant.
I only found one of these brown creatures in the garden. I'm leaning towards a flying beetle of some sort, but I'm not quite sure. Anyhow, with only one spotted, it seems to me as if this guy was just a passer-by.
Alright, with the plant damaging pests out of the way, let's dive into the predatory cleanup crew! Above is some sort of pincer bug, while below are a couple different spiders.
|Common garden spider on the underside of a tomato leaf.|
|My favorite, the jumping spider!|