Admirable Grasshopper on grass stem

    Admirable Grasshopper

    Syrbula admirabilis
    Image of Chinese mantis.

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera aridifolia
    image of a Common True Katydid

    Common True Katydid

    Pterophylla camellifolia
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico.
    Photo of an adult stonefly on a leaf

    Stoneflies

    There are hundreds of species in North America
    Photo of a northern walkingstick on autumn dogwood leaves

    Walkingsticks (Stick Insects)

    Diapheromera femorata, Megaphasma denticrus, and others