secret identity

 

i have a fondness for bugs that disguise themselves as inanimate objects. it seems like a very sensible thing to do with potential danger lurking so close by. so on thanksgiving day when i cut some fresh roses from my mother's yard, i was delighted to discover this character hiding in one of the roses. i almost snipped the poor thing in half thinking it was really a leaf. i captured him in a glass them took him back outside for a few photos. he was a very good sport. i think he is actually a planthopper and i hope he has gone back to live peacefully among the roses.