A Little Thing (Two Photographs)

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It is sometimes hard to name an insect; some go through many stages of growth in which they really look nothing like they do as adults. I was not sure if this was a grasshopper or not. I submitted the shots to Bugguide.net and they tell me it’s a spur-throated grasshopper. What attracted me to this insect was not just that it was new to me but that it was well positioned and in good light. Always interesting to find something new, especially this year when I saw very few insects worth photographing.

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17 responses

  1. What a wonderful little grasshopper, and very well detailed!

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    October 1, 2016 at 2:45 am

  2. As always, good pictures. He looks like he’s from some distant planet 🙂

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    October 1, 2016 at 4:45 am

  3. The first shot reminded me of a dinosaur. Beautiful macro shot of the little creature. I’m glad that someone was able to help you with the identification–I would have been at a loss to identify the insect.

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    October 1, 2016 at 7:30 am

    • Thanks. Yeah it’s great to have easy access to entomologists, should be the same for medical doctors.

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      October 1, 2016 at 7:32 am

  4. Tiny, little plant chomper! Dare I say it is almost cute? Great sighting and capture, Victor.

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    October 1, 2016 at 11:49 am

    • Thanks. Hard to imagine anything that small could cause much damage and there do not seem to be a lot of them.

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      October 1, 2016 at 11:56 am

      • I notice when they hatch out in my garden and thankfully, so do the birds, especially the sparrows who love grasshoppers. A few manage to reach adulthood to start the cycle all over again. What a world, eh?

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        October 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm

  5. Beautiful grasshopper. It looks great on the bright green background.

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    October 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm

  6. Your detailed macro work gives so much pleasure

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    October 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  7. Excellent shots. Is it an imago or nymph?

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    October 2, 2016 at 1:42 pm

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