Purple headed grass hopper or katydid
October 15, 2009
Found this fella hiding out in a toy dump truck. Could you please help me identify it? We live in Foley Alabama about 7 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.
South Alabama bug guy
South Alabama, 7 miles from the beach.
Dear South Alabama bug guy,
Your description nearly nailed it. This is a Red Headed Meadow Katydid, Orchelimum erythrocephalum, a species found in the southeastern states. You can get additional information on BugGuide.