What type of insect is this?

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  1. TheHoleStory profile image75
    TheHoleStoryposted 8 years ago

    What type of insect is this?

    What is it's name?


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    sheilamyersposted 8 years ago

    Looks like a katydid to me. We just always called them leaf bugs because they look like a leaf.

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image61
    The Examiner-1posted 8 years ago

    I agree with Sheila. When you, or someone, took this photo, is it the original?

  4. colorfulone profile image81
    colorfuloneposted 8 years ago

    A "bush cricket" or also known as a "long-horned grasshopper".
    Tettigoniidae - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tettigoniidae

  5. connorj profile image74
    connorjposted 8 years ago


    To answer the question, what type of insect is this? All I can text is, Katydid it...

  6. bethperry profile image86
    bethperryposted 8 years ago

    I don't know the official name for this insect, but in my part of the U.S. they are called either Leaf Hoppers or Leaf Cutters. They are born with natural camouflage that gives them the appearance of the leaves they eat on.

  7. taiwokareem profile image63
    taiwokareemposted 8 years ago

    its called Leaf Insect (Phyllium philippinicus). They camouflage as leaves. I saw them a lot as a kid.

  8. shara63 profile image59
    shara63posted 8 years ago

    This is 'Bush cricket'.. belongs to family 'Tettigoniidae' ...commonly called katydids or 'Bush cricket'...There are more than 6,400 species. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets and weta than to any type of grasshopper. The name is derived from the genus Tettigonia, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1748. Part of the suborder Ensifera, it is the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly with shapes and colors similar to leaves.

  9. Marisaupa profile image76
    Marisaupaposted 8 years ago

    It is a vile and deceptive creature. It cannot be trusted. It uses copyrighted and trademarked material from innocent trees and leaves and passes it off as its own. It has no respect for intellectual property. In the insect universe it is regularly voted as the most dishonest creature by its own peers.

    Cristina Crickets says, "little monster, told me he was rich, claimed to have a degree from Harvard. One night he went out for some nectar and never came back. Few days later I discovered that two of my credit cards were missing. Bastard!"

    Cosgrove Cockroach said, "he cheated me out of a piece of rotting particle board that had been in my family for 3,963 generations."

    Fritz Firefly recounted, "I met him online. Claimed to be a Nigerian prince. Long story short, I'm out 25 grand."

    Yes, my friends. whether he goes by the name of Leaf Hopper, Leaf Cutter, Bush Cricket or whatever alias he conjures up next, watch your wallets and keep the bug spray close at hand.

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      sheilamyersposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  10. JayWill profile image78
    JayWillposted 8 years ago


    Around this house it's call "Cat Food." It's one of the most popular sources of entertainment for my Posse.

    1. colorfulone profile image81
      colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Aw, what a great post, and on topic. "Cat Food", huh!

    2. MizBejabbers profile image87
      MizBejabbersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like that. My Cici probably would agree with you.

    3. bethperry profile image86
      bethperryposted 8 years agoin reply to this


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      sheilamyersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My cats love to play with them.

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    blbairdposted 8 years ago
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    peg2posted 8 years ago

    Looks like a grasshopper to me but could e something else

  13. clivewilliams profile image79
    clivewilliamsposted 8 years ago

    Way back in the year 2002, the grey aliens visited us and left some alienic insects that have the ability to transform into brain sucking and eyeball eating monsters. What you have here is called a Nepiculaminatis. This bug is a skin living bug, it buries itself in your skin at nights when you are asleep and sucks on the veins and works its way to the brain. You need to call MIB , ASAP. :-)

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      sheilamyersposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  14. Venkatachari M profile image80
    Venkatachari Mposted 8 years ago

    It is a kind of grasshopper in dark colour ( adapting to the environment with green, gray, dark, etc.). It eats normally leaves and vegetables. We call it a bug. It is not cricket or insect. Cats and even dogs play with them and also eat them up. They are found more at rainy seasons in our houses.

  15. Bubblegum Jones profile image60
    Bubblegum Jonesposted 7 years ago

    This particular insect is a Katydid, and this is also a pretty good picture the insect.


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