Subject: Large green grasshopper-like bug
Location: Winchester, MA
November 19, 2012 2:19 pm
My daughter & I found this bug a few weeks ago (late Oct.) in Winchester, MA. Actually, it found us–it flew down and landed on my leg! It was several inches long & seemed like some kind of grasshopper. From the side, it looked very much like a leaf. It was really amazing! Can you help us identify it? Thanks!
Signature: Jamie S.
This is a Katydid and they are related to Grasshoppers, but they can be distinguished by their much longer antennae. We believe it is the Greater Angle-Winged Katydid, Microcentrum rhombifolium. According to BugGuide: “Adults active in late summer and fall. September-November (Michigan).”