Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Strange Bug and Flowers

I walked from my living room toward my kitchen and noticed this bug on the handle of my basket sitting on the desk by my phone. I had to grab the camera before hubby moved him to the porch and then outside. We did not know if it would take off flying but the flash on my camera did not upset it at all. It was almost 2 inches long and if you lookdown and to the right you can see his antenna and the other one goes back to the left along the handle. They had to be over 4 inches long. I am not good with bugs but it looked interesting and it had red eyes. If you know what this bug is let me know. Click on the picture for a better look at the antenna.

It's head looks like a grasshopper, but I have never seen one that big or with the green wings and long antenna. This shot is on my screened in porch. Very strange if you ask me.
These are my Lillies next to the screened in porch. They are beautiful this year. We have to tie them up because they grow so tall and are top heavy.


  1. I believe it's called a leaf bug. I did a Google search and there are apparently many different varieties but this is one of them.

  2. Yikes, that is one freaky looking bug!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my newly-made basket. I don't know about your bug...but it is kind of "pretty". Your lilies are absolutely lovely. I will sign on as a follower as this looks to be an interesting blog!

  4. Wow -- my kids would have love to have that ... and to my horror -- probably want to keep it too! Ugh.


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