You find one of these guys on your windshield!
or on the wall of a building...
or in the hand of a friend!!
The first time I saw one of these critters the Belizean friend we were with called it a cricket. Just a few days later one of them surprised us by landing on the windshield of our car as we pulled out of our driveway. I took his photo and put it on Facebook.
Last night we were at a dinner meeting over at the Blue Thumb Mission when one landed on the wall surprising us all. The first time someone got too close and it flew away revealing beautiful mauve colored wings. The lighting was not the best for picture taking but we are so grateful to Joe for picking it up, calming it down, and getting it to pose for us!
And yeah, I did get that close. I know. I still can't believe I did that.