Not certain of the species. Might possibly be a Fork-tailed bush katydid, but the top of the thorax seems too dark.
just beginning to make sounds.
On the last day of our vacation, we decided to hit a couple more state parks. Bummer though -- Palmetto Palm State Park was closed because of the Oct 31 flood! We were just able to walk around a short trail on the north side of the river. Nonetheless, nature was there. :)
Phaneroptera nana ♀ (Fieber, 1853)
a previousely unrecorded behaviour..the ability to change color to blend in with dark colored vegetation..
Grillo verde se estaba camuflando con las hojas
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...