Subject: Name the bug, please
Geographic location of the bug: Marblehead, MA USA
Time: 09:02 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Please help identify this immature insect. It has been camped out on my wife’s rosebush for the past several days. Our guess is katydid or cricket, but it has no wings (yet).
How you want your letter signed: Wayne and Susan
Dear Wayne and Susan,
This is indeed an immature Katydid and it is a male that is lacking an ovipositor. We believe it looks like this BugGuide image of a member of the subfamily Phaneropterinae.