Hi – I was wondering if you could help me in identifying this bug? I found it on my zinnia plant – it was the same exact color of the leaf it was sitting on. I could’ve swore it was "hunting" other bugs. Also, LOVE your website! It has been an incredible help to me in identifying many bugs in my garden. Thank you for all your hard work!
This is a True Katydid or Northern Katydid, Pterophylla camellifolia. It ranges from Massachusetts to Florida and west to Texas and Kansas and northeast to Ontario. It feeds on the foliage of deciduous trees. Both sexes make sounds described as either katy-DID or katy-DIDN’T. It is called the True Katydid because it was the first species to have its call transcribed. All that according to our Audubon Guide.