Forest Katydid: Unknown Caribbean Orthopteran with Cyan-colored Eyes is Nesonotus tricornis

Subject:  Blue eyed grasshopper Geographic location of the bug:  Saint Lucia, Lesser Antilles Date: 04/19/2021 Time: 08:02 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  No photo shop!!    This grasshopper, found in the open bathroom of our guest house here in Saint Lucia,  has electric blue eyes.     Date, April 19.     Local man says … Read more

Unknown Drowned Orthopteran from California

Subject:  Drowned cricket Geographic location of the bug:  California Central Coast, USA Date: 12/14/2018 Time: 01:27 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Dear Bugman, I am a huge fan of this site and have used it to help ID several species of insects. I finally found a bug that doesn’t quite fit into any … Read more

Orthopteran from South Africa

Subject: What insect is this? Location: Mpumalanga March 8, 2013 12:51 am Hi there I came across this insect while holidaying in Marloth Park – Mpumalanga Dec 2012. Signature: unsure Dear unsure, This is some species in the order Orthoptera that contains Katydids, Crickets and Grasshoppers.  We are unsure of its identity.  A head on … Read more

Orthopteran Nymph

Unknown Tiny Grasshopper Great Smoky Mountains, TN First Full Day of Spring Hi Daniel, I went for a walk in the woods earlier today, and found this tiny grasshopper sunning itself on an Oak leaf, and then it was gone.  I have been unable to identify it, so far.  Can you help? Of course, I’ve … Read more