Sunday, October 17, 2010

Grasshoppers

This weeks macro pic is of a grasshopper. Most people think that all grasshoppers are the same. This is not true though. Actually there are about 11,000 different species of grasshoppers. They are all a member of the Acrididae family which is a part of the order Orthoptera, which includes grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets.

10 comments:

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I linked to you for the first time from Lisa's Chaos when I posted a Macro Monday. You have a terrific blog! I am impressed with the quality of the photographs and the wide variety of animals. Besides being interesting it is a valuable reference. I will be back.

Kala said...

Great details and color. And I had no idea there were so many species!

Marie said...

A gorgeous macro post on a lovely hopper.

Bom said...

Oh, this shows great detail. Especially the markings of the thorax and abdomen.

Mabuhay from the Philippines!

Colleen said...

He's quite handsome. I love the softness of the picture.

forestal said...

very nice photo. this is a fun time of year to find and if possible photo grasshoppers. the small ones often elude me.

dan

Maaike said...

a great shot

dutchbaby said...

11,000 species! That's impressive, as is your photograph!

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

How did you make a grasshopper look beautiful?! Gorgeous shot :D

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