These bright green grasshopper-esque insects looked so lovely on a wilted purple iris blossom yesterday that I just had to take their picture. And check out those crazy antennae. They must be at least three times as long as their bodies. Oddly enough, despite their sensitive head gear, they didn't seem the least bit annoyed when I got in their face with my camera.
So, what are they? Can one of my bug-loving readers help me identify them? I'm curious about their names and wondering if they're nice, beneficial insect friends or plant-devouring foes. Either way, I'll probably leave them alone.
They better be careful, though, because they're dangerously close to the coop and two hens who love gobbling up bugs.