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... After all, it is a cricket. :)  "Wing-on-wing" stridulation is how they chirp.
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+Eliza Jinata Thank you for your post Eliza. ;) Just to let you know that I am well acquainted with the terms "Bush-Cricket" and "Long-Horned Grasshopper, as applied to the the family 'Tettigoniidae'... I have some "California Katydids" (Microcentrum Californicum) living in a tall tree in my back yard clicking and snapping as we speak.  
I have a list of Orthopteran families under the sub-order "Ensifera", which as you probably know means "sword-bearer", referring to the female's external ovipositor.

I know insects of the family "Gryllidae" are also known as "True-Crickets" as to denote their classic 'chirp' sound production, and to distinguish their morphology (which tends to be flatter with 3-segmented hind legs) from wetas, potato bugs, cooloola monsters, katydids and others.
Despite size, color, symmetry and genetic engineering (morphology), I use the term "Cricket" in and of itself loosely to denote all 'Ensifera' with the designated biology: long antennae, tympanic membrane under front knees; 'wing-on-wing" stridulation, external ovipositor... any an all common elements indifferent to members of the sub-order "Caelifera", being grasshoppers.
Sorry if I came off uninformed regarding this 'Pseudophyllus Hercules', or 'Pseudophyllus Titan'... I just wanted to prevent this insect from bieng known as some kind of "grasshopper thingy", but be true to its biology.
Thank you so much! :D
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Cool as always nephew! 
Please don't blow up the cows LOL!
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4:14 ... The 'Theme of Krang' ... Kudos to Konami for doing their homework at the time for their 1989 arcade adaptation of the series! :D
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That is a female "Dragon-headed Katydid".  It's a bush-cricket of the family Tettigoniidae.  ;)

This insect is designed for a purpose by the 'master designer' ... none of which purposes warrant being incinerated.  [She is not as harmful as she looks].
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Nice capture. ;)  ... This is a fascinating species katydid. Just one issue... I understand, as many katydids are, that the can be commonly called grasshoppers, specifically long-horned grasshoppers, when in fact their biology, in actuality, makes them crickets. 
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Hey Brother! How's it going? Just want to let you know I love ya and praying for ya that all you do prospers and gives thanks to "the big 'Man' up there".  Blessings!
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Orbies are pretty cool, arent they niecy! :D
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A Female bush-cricket of the family "Tettigoniidae" aka "Katydid".  Members of its sub-family "Tettigoniinae" often resemble field grasshoppers, but their biology clearly defines them as crickets. ;) 
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Nice capture (both video and insect)! :) These guys are quick.
I remember a bug book from my childhood with an exact drawing of one of these so called "tree crickets"... only to disappointingly find out later in life they are not Orthopteran, as I've also heard these particular insects mistakingly referred to as locusts as well - Guess what scene from the movie 'Lucas' irritated me the most. LOL ...Just a consumer's report: They are called "Cicadas".  They're sap-suckers - Just as a killer whale is biologically an oversized dolphin, a cicada is likewise an oversized aphid that happens to be able to generate sound by stridulating special drum-like membranes in the base of its abdomen.  Quite fascinating!   
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Thanks a lot that you found my video clip interesting to you as well, as many others like too, rather to my surprise I would say. These lovely, yet quite annoying at times, insects were known to me since my chidlhood, although only last year I thought to find an effective way to collect some of them because I had to help the parent of a young scops owl in its feeding during a temporal captivity. Another fachinating thing about those insects is the fact that as nymphs might remain for several years (if I'm not mistaken even for six or seven years) underground before the come up and be changed as full adults singing and sucking juices, like aphids as you said, on trees. From about 2,500 species described of those Hemipters (Orthopters have a pair of back legs much longer, like locusts) three are known (to me at least) in Greece, a small one about 2.5cm, a medium of 4cm, and a robust in comparison of 6cm. 
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Nice video :)  BTW, the second insect is not a grasshopper, but a katydid... which biologically is another type of cricket.  Poor fella is missing his left hind leg :(
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oh good, thank you for the info, didn't know that.
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I like that end-quote by Robert Green Ingersoll... The most enriching aspect of my life has been relationships with others, my talents I used to cater to them, where I've had and will soon have the chance to travel to see more of them, and the 'One' whom I, in this life, here and now, while I'm yet alive, have a relationship with.  There is so much to see and do. I can say that as much as I've accomplished there is more to be done... and I'm not alone.  I've had to sacrifice nothing, but accept everything that 'One' has offered me... Life is constant; whether one side is better than the other is not half as relevant as the 'One' whom I share this side with now... even into any other side... whether it is, or is not... but 'my' path has not disappointed me yet :) !!!  
So I encourage all:
Find your own path to truth and fulfillment while making others happy along the way ... I know this is the key. As I love 'One' with all my mind, heart, and soul, so I must love my neighbor(s) as myself!   
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