July 5, 2012
I took this on July 3, but posting it today (hey, that's pretty good for me - and Art, I think your idea of an archive challenge is great). This creature was on my screen tent on my deck as I was leaving for an interview, so I snapped a quick one of him. I wish I had had the time (and ability) to put something in the image to give an idea of perspective. Its body was about 3 or 3.5 inches long, and then the antennae would be in addition to that.
Entomologist friends - what say ye? What manner of beast is this? Enormous grasshopper? Katydid? Locust and I should prepare for swarms?
UPDATE: Google images show that this is definitely a katydid!