O.K. my turn…..
Today, 8/23/06, 1 p.m. the young woman who works for me discovered this bug in one of the urban gardens we work.
It cooperated fully, and she has a way with bugs ! It blends in completely with the leaves, and when it tired of all the attention it jumped/flew? a foot or so. Looked at many categories but can’t find it on your entertaining & so educational website. Many thanks,
Colleen in Boston MA
Here in Los Angeles, it is the 24th. We believe this is an Angular Winged Katydid, Microcentrum retinerve, or a closely related species. The males “sing”. The gloves in the photo are a nice artistic touch.