Red head

Red head

Observation - Red head - Global. Description: an elongated insect (I believe) approx 1 1/2 inches long. Head is red with a white body and red markings running down its back. Looks similar to a grasshopper but has a rear extension that looks like it could be dangerous. No stinger was seen but suspect

an elongated insect (I believe) approx 1 1/2 inches long. Head is red with a white body and red markings running down its back. Looks similar to a grasshopper but has a rear extension that looks like it could be dangerous. No stinger was seen but suspect it has one. Legs are long and has antennae the are very long and seem very responsive to anything in it's proximity. Does not seem aggressive but didn't want to test it too much as the brilliant red coloring of it's head and parts of it's back warned me that it could be poisonous. It did seem very gentle mannered. Not aggressive by any means. It hung out in or around the area the pic was taken in for about 4 hours....But when we lit tiki torches within 3 feet of it, it disappeared....Could've been the flame, the fuel, the darkness....anything. This is driving me crazy. I'm obsessed with this insect now! I want to know what it is. Please help!