Crazy orthopterans

Brightly colored but highly camouflaged, this orthopteran was chowing down on some Thalia, which seems to be a favorite food source for invertebrates around here.  There are other grass hoppers that hang around on Paspalum repens, a floating grass in the wetland, in large numbers.   This guy was alone by my account.

Large grass hopper on Thalia - 06.29.2009 - 10.28.20