Burke, Fairfax County, VA
25 August 2014
Lovely green leaf-shaped insect. Long antennae. Grasshopper-like legs.
Some sort of grasshopper looking insect, quite small, big antennas.
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...