Subject: Large green bug on my house in August
Geographic location of the bug: Wanaque, NJ 07465 USA
Time: 09:38 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I saw this large green bug on the side of my house on a sunny hot afternoon in August. I live in Northern NJ not far from Ramapo State Forest. I have never seen this bug before or since. I would love to know what it is.
How you want your letter signed: Mark
This is a male Common True Katydid, one of the music makers of the insect world. Here is a BugGuide image for comparison. According to BugGuide, the habitat is: “Deciduous forests–often heard, but seldom seen, since mostly lives in forest canopy.”