Subject: What is this beauty?
Geographic location of the bug: Granger, Indiana
Time: 03:08 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this beauty chillin’ on my snowball bush. Seemed like a friendly guy. I loved the red making on its back and it reminded me a bit of a grasshopper. What do you think it is?
How you want your letter signed: Alida
Thinking your submission was of a beauty significantly affected our desire to view what you were describing. This is an immature Katydid, possibly a Lesser Angle-Winged Katydid based on this BugGuide image, and according to BugGuide, Indiana is well within the range of this species. Katydids and Grasshoppers are both classified withing the same insect order, Orthoptera.