Before I moved to Texas I would always hear that old saying "Everything's bigger in Texas" and I would think "Yeah right! Whatever braggers". Then we moved here. Know what? It's true!!!!! The houses are bigger, the thunderstorms are bigger, the veggies are bigger, and the BUGS! The bugs are HUGE! It's a good thing I am not afraid of them.
Here is an example of one we found on our deck the other night. Call it what you want : katydid, cicada, leaf bug, leaf eater. I don't care. I just call it big and loud!