May 28, 2010
Black-Red-Yellow Cricket with long legs
San Antonio, Texas
This is an immature Katydid, and we are going to seek professional assistance from Piotr Naskrecki in the identification.
This looks like a nymph of the Central Texas Leaf Katydid (Paracyrtophyllus
Thanks Piotr. There are matching images on BugGuide which indicates: “True katydids have leaf-like wings that form cups enclosing the abdomen. (The cupped wings probably serve to amplify their sounds.) Antennae longer and stiffer than in other katydids.“