So, I have to admit to being wrrrr.. eh..wrrrroo....uhm...wrong. Ok, I said it. I told Kavan yesterday the bug he was chasing was a katydid. Here is a blowup of what was outside the window in case you couldn't see it yesterday.
Mom told me this is actually a praying mantid. A very cool insect. It is a predator, and eats all sorts of bugs you don't want in your garden (although it will eat good bugs too). You can actually buy them commercially to put in your yard.
Now, this is a katydid. It really does look like a leaf, and is related to grasshoppers and crickets.
Photographed by Lisa Moreno
Well, I am still working on my doctorate in meezology, so I guess I better go back and review insectology! I guess I'll go hide in a box, I'm so embarrassed...