Neoconocephalus triops, the Broad-tipped bonehead katydid (male); Volusia county, Florida; 08 March 2015. http://phostracks.com.
I believe that this is a Fork-tailed Bush Katydid in its nymph stage. It was photographed along the White Trail at Deer Lakes Park.
This is a rather frightening cricket that was found in the grass by the pond at Louisa County High School. It is unique in its coloring and shape, so he was difficult to identify. Although it looks scary, I caught it with my hands and it did not try to hurt me. It has long antennae and is a distinct light brown color.
At night on karo, missing a leg.
Stilpnochlora couloniana, the Giant katydid; Volusia county, Florida; 29 December 2014. http://phostracks.com.
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...