Flapdoodle, I'm a novice at bug ID but was curious if this is Psinidia fenestralis, Longhorn band-wing grasshopper which appears to be common in Florida? If it is I will offer to set up a guide page so that drivingmebuggy can add this nice image to DG guides for future reference.
Thank you Flapdoodle for your quick reply. I had an idea it may have been in the grasshopper family, but the wings looked like plant leaves.
Shorthog, I would be glad to add this picture for a reference. I just joined DG yesterday, so I am a total novice on how I would accomplish that.
Flapdoodle, I'm confused. You indicted that this was a grasshopper but gave the family name for katydids. I agree that it looks like a katydid nymph. Since some oblong-winged katydids can be rarely pink, could this be a nymph of this species?
Flapdoodle, thanks for the reference. Never to old (70+) to learn more. Here's a real pink grasshopper which I saw in Feb. It's a nymph of Northern green striped grasshopper.
It is now my understanding that the generic term "Long horn grasshopper" refers to katydids and not true grasshoppers. Thus drivemebuggy's specimen is a katydid nymph.