I mean, just look at this. Have you ever seen anything like it? This. This, my friends.. These are the things that keep me up at night - chasing down the identity of a new friend, someone completely alien to me. I mean, look at those feelers, the black eyes, and that mandible.. Those legs! Those feet! And the red stripes.. How did this come to look like this? Seriously.. It's more than I can stand. I am completely infatuated.. Mesmerized.. And to think.. when this wild critter grows into an adult it will add to the cacophony of sound I hear right outside of my window as I type this. Welcome to my garden young katydid. Hark! The season of insects is upon us!