I found it in the central florida woods, south east of orlando
Your insect is one of the angle-wing katydid nymphs. In the nymphal stage, from a photo, it is hard to know which one, but would guess the lesser angle-winged katydid…Microcentrum retinerve. The adults will have wings that extend to the rear of the insect (cover the abdomen). The short wings in your photo show it is a young or nymph…it will go thru a few more molts before being an adult.
The angle-wing katydids are found thru out North America. The lesser angled-wing katydid is mostly found in southeastern US.
These insects are found in deciduous forests, singing from the tops of the trees. The various katydids can be recognized by the ‘song’ they sing. They do come to lights at night.
Katydids overwinter as eggs hatching each spring. In FL there are many generations. Almost all stages can be seen thru out the summer.
Katydids eats leaves of trees. The broad-winged (or greater angle-wing) katydid can cause damage to young citrus trees. There is a parasitic wasp that feeds on katydid eggs that help keep it controlled. Most other katydids are not of economic importance…their songs just remind us of summer 🙂
This insect does not bite or sting.