Can you identify this insect? I found it in Plaquemines parish in southeastern Louisiana. The color amazed me, I promise I didn’t adjust the color on the photo!
This is a Katydid Nymph. We cannot tell you the exact species, but perhaps one of our readers can. There are several species of Katydids that are normally green to blend in with foliage that they eat. Occasionally there are pink sports like yours. Perhaps this is so they would blend in while eating pink flowers.
Update: 907/03/2008) Katydid IDs from Piotr Naskrecki
I have been looking at the page with unidentified katydids (Katydids 2), and thought I could help with some ID’s. From top to bottom they are: Amblycorypha sp. (pink nymph)