San Diego County, California, US
I found this dead bug on a sidewalk being eaten by ants.
Found jumping in the redwood undergrowth area, about .4 centimeters in body length with long antennas and back legs. There were many other similar looking insects found in the area.
Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush-crickets. There are more than 6,400 species. Part of the suborder Ensifera, it is the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. The name is derived from the genus Tettigonia, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1748. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets and weta than to any type of grasshopper. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly...