Red and Green Insect
Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 3:08 PM
This picture was taken at Gamble Rodgers Memorial State Recreation Area, Florida on June 1. The site was on the intercoastal Waterway, brackish water and near a nature trail that winds through a shady coastal forest of scrub oaks and saw palmetto.
Jon
Flagler Beach, Florida

Immature Katydid

Immature Bush Katydid

Hi Jon,
This is an immature Katydid. It is most probably a Bush Katydid in the genus Scudderia. There are similar photos posted to BugGuide. The most likely candidate is the Southeastern Bush Katydid, Scudderia cuneata, whose nymphs are often red and green and they are also pictured on BugGuide.  Many adult Katydid are marvelously camouflaged green insects that are frequently mistaken for grasshoppers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *