Here are some things I can tell you. They are insects, of course, six legs, head, thorax and abdomen. If you want to feel somewhat knowledgeable about insects, just learn the Orders. Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids are all Orthoptera.
All of the members of that order are good jumpers. They rarely hold still to have their pictures taken.
This one not only held still, he (she? I don't know how to tell the difference) asked me what the heck I was doing sticking that big round thing into his face. He waved an antennae at me, and mentioned that the step surface was cracking a lot.
Then he suggested that I should just enjoy the lovely day!
For comparison, here is the katydid cousin. See how different their back legs are?
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