Geographic location of the bug: Jacksonville, FL
Time: 04:20 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: What is this?
How you want your letter signed: Dawn L
Conehead was a good guess, but Coneheads are Katydids and you have submitted an image of a Grasshopper. Katydids and Grasshoppers have many similarities as they are both classified in the order Orthoptera, but they have decidedly different antennae. Your Grasshopper is a Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper, Leptysma marginicollis, which we identified on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “This slender, elongate grasshopper has a very pointed head and flattened, sword-shaped antennae” and “Inhabits wet areas, and is usually found on emergent vegetation such as cattails and sedges.”