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This was found in south Texas, USA. It size was around 3 centimetres without considering the antennas or legs.

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  • $\begingroup$ Great hint, I was trying to know if it could be possible dangerous as my daughter want it to touch it. $\endgroup$
    – heracho
    Jun 15, 2021 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ No, not dangerous. I think they mostly can hop and fly, so move fairly quickly if disturbed, which might startle your daughter. $\endgroup$
    – bob1
    Jun 15, 2021 at 21:31
  • $\begingroup$ Nice strategy! Good to know that google lens identified it as a Katydid (Tettigoniidae) but I think that is not exactly the Speckled bush-cricket because it body size range is 10-15 mm (wikipedia) and the one I saw was bigger. $\endgroup$
    – heracho
    Jun 17, 2021 at 14:40

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The green, narrow body suggests this is indeed a katydid.

The red antennae, red eyes, and small, red-lined wings looks like the green form of a Paracyrtophyllus robustus (Central Texas leaf katydid) nymph.

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Credit: Mike Quinn ; Source: Bugguide.net

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Source: Austin Bug Collection

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