Forest Katydid: Unknown Caribbean Orthopteran with Cyan-colored Eyes is Nesonotus tricornis

Subject:  Blue eyed grasshopper Geographic location of the bug:  Saint Lucia, Lesser Antilles Date: 04/19/2021 Time: 08:02 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  No photo shop!!    This grasshopper, found in the open bathroom of our guest house here in Saint Lucia,  has electric blue eyes.     Date, April 19.     Local man says … Read more

Unknown Drowned Orthopteran from California

Subject:  Drowned cricket Geographic location of the bug:  California Central Coast, USA Date: 12/14/2018 Time: 01:27 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Dear Bugman, I am a huge fan of this site and have used it to help ID several species of insects. I finally found a bug that doesn’t quite fit into any … Read more

Orthopteran from South Africa

Subject: What insect is this? Location: Mpumalanga March 8, 2013 12:51 am Hi there I came across this insect while holidaying in Marloth Park – Mpumalanga Dec 2012. Signature: unsure Dear unsure, This is some species in the order Orthoptera that contains Katydids, Crickets and Grasshoppers.  We are unsure of its identity.  A head on … Read more

Orthopteran Nymph

Unknown Tiny Grasshopper Great Smoky Mountains, TN First Full Day of Spring Hi Daniel, I went for a walk in the woods earlier today, and found this tiny grasshopper sunning itself on an Oak leaf, and then it was gone.  I have been unable to identify it, so far.  Can you help? Of course, I’ve … Read more

Predatory Bush Cricket from Serbia

Huge green Ortopthera (?) July 5, 2009 Helo! Todays walk near Danube cliff revealed me this huge cricket, which im trying to identify whole day. But closest that i get is Phaneroptera nana… Still it doesnt seep to be one. Phaneroptera nana is relatively frekvent here… Anyway, this one on the picture have more coned … Read more