A very docile critter which let itself be photographed and hand held. Lots of pictures!
Per Dr. Art Evans: "Looks like a bush katydid nymph, possibly in the genus Scudderia." so, I am updating to Scudderia. :-)
hembra y macho
by Ethan Battaglini
What can be heard is both a single croak and a double croak.
I am assuming that both are Squirrel Treefrog.
San Diego County, California, US
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...