Painted Lady Butterfly among the leaf litter. Check out fuzz in the close-up below.
They sure have an ill-favored face for the the beauty and glory of the wings.
Katydid - Tettigoniidae
Late one recent evening, I heard a Western Screech-Owl outside somewhere in my yard. I ran out with camera in hand hoping to capture a photo of that darn elusive owl that regularly calls in the yard, but rarely shows itself. After I had finally given up searching for the owl, I noticed two katydids climbing the brick in our little breeze-way patio. Those wings resemble leafs so perfectly...it just blows me away. What a cool critter!
I learned from online resources that the Katydid is more closely related to crickets than to grasshoppers. The face and legs look pretty grasshopper like, but those extremely long antennae help distinguish it. They are also known has long-horned grasshoppers.