It was raining when I noticed this little creature hiding between the boards in the fence. It made me glad to have a raincoat and place to get out of the drizzle, a place that wasn't just a couple of mossy boards.
But what kind of insect is this? I feel like I should know. Showing the picture to John, I called it a "katydid," no a "cicada", no a "lacewing," no I know... a "gadfly." At which point he laughed at me. Sometimes I just can't hide my ignorance.
What is a gadfly anyway? I think it's a real thing, like a horsefly or a deerfly, but it could be a person who bugs you, too, and this what you get if you look it up on Google images.