weird red bug
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
July 2, 2011 12:43 am
Found this bug in my pool just curious what kinda bug it is
Signature: Mitch Schard
We wish your photo had more detail. This is an Orthopteran and a member of the suborder Ensifera, the Longhorned Orthopterans, but beyond that we are reluctant to draw any conclusions. We would also add that it appears to be a male and that it might be a Camel Cricket (see BugGuide). We will contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide any information, though we doubt he is working over the long holiday weekend.