Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea Guttata).
I found this little (hardy har har, he's about 3" long) grasshopper hanging out in our pepper plant the other day. We get so many interestings beings in our yard here in Louisiana! Anyway, this is my first real attempt at using layers to such an extent as to create a virtual collage.
I think this is the identification of the grasshopper.