verde the mystery bug-creature-thing

A couple days ago I spotted this weird green creature outside the front door on my way to throw out the garbage. At first I thought it was a grasshopper, but after a quick inspection knew that it was something else entirely. One of the most interesting features was the shape of its head, which resembled a lobster. Looking even closer revealed how neat looking the eyes were. The camouflage on its irises matched the surrounding pattern outside the eye socket! I’ve never seen a visitor like it around here, so of course I took some pictures.

verde bug

verde bug

In pleasant surprise, we both saw the critter in the same place the very next day! Fantastic.

It seems that our living quarters has become refuge twice for our new celebrity. We quickly got pictures, knowing that it would probably be the only chance in our lifetime to hang out with such royalty. I’ll have to admit I was a bit nervous, being starstruck and all. If anyone with a biology background knows what this is, please let me know.

verde bug