Katydid

Katydid0108Only after I got over the cuteness of this shiny green creature crawling on my lilies, could I set out to identify it. Long grasshopper legs? Check. Grasshopper shaped head? Check. Big green grasshopper wings? Ch- hmmm, no wings? What on earth is this!?! What kind of long jumpy legged creature ain’t got no wings??? Well, I’ll tell you: a long-horned grasshopper nymph, that’s who; aka, a baby Katydid!