Geographic location of the bug: Cape May Zoo, NJ
Time: 07:13 AM EDT
Found him out side an enclosure. Never seen anything like him with his coloring. Just curious if you could enlighten me.
How you want your letter signed: Squishy
This pretty guy is a Handsome Meadow Katydid, Orchelimum pulchellum, and we identified it thanks to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide: “Identification Note white face with brownish to reddish mottling on edges, brown legs, diffuse turquoise stripe on upper sides back along wings. Eyes usually blue–fairly distinctive.” Those distinctive blue eyes are clearly visible in your image. This is the first example of a Handsome Meadow Katydid we have received in the fifteen years we have been editing the What’s That Bug? website.