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Our grasshoppers aren't as pretty as yours, Skippy

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By Flcrazy


Our grasshoppers aren't as pretty as yours, Skippy

It's called a Differential Grasshopper. I don't have a clue as to how it came by that odd name.



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brilliant photo FL

4 Oct, 2008

 

Great photo Flcrazy

4 Oct, 2008

 

what a character. Great photo.

7 Oct, 2008

 

My goodness it looks enormous!

9 Oct, 2008

 

You mean like a car differential? hahahah...the head moves one way and the tail the other?

10 Oct, 2008

 

Lol.., could be Lori, I noticed his legs on the right side were hanging onto the same branch and one on the left side was clasping a flower bud. I thought maybe he'd just had a few too many fermented muscadine grapes the night before, and was trying to stop his head from spinning.., his eyes do look alittle glazed over to me !.....lol

10 Oct, 2008

 

very nicely taken pic

10 Oct, 2008

 

You can't keep those grasshoppers out of the grape! would be like us biting into a big beachball full of margaritas! hahahahahahaaaaa....

10 Oct, 2008

 

Lol...Lori, love your analogy ! Might have given him a run for his money 25 years ago ! I just can't hang anymore though...lol.

11 Oct, 2008

 

Sadly, I know what you mean... 25 years doesn't seem all that long from this perspective...but anyway...whoever called them the "golden" years was a sadistic propagandist!!! Wonder if he's a locust? How do they differ from grasshoppers, I wonder?

11 Oct, 2008

 

How do you do it Flcrazy???????????????
I love your pics

11 Oct, 2008

 

Thank you Deida51, I really appreciate your wonderful comment ! I wish I could take credit, but believe me, it's all camera...lol. Best gift I ever received.
Lori, I'm wih you, I think whoever called them the "golden" years was color blind...lol. As far as knowing if this is a locust, all I can say is I'm not smart enough to know the difference, I just post what my 'National Audubon field guide to North American Insects' tells me..lol. I'm a big cheater !

11 Oct, 2008

 

ahahahahaaaaa... I think the field guide is more trustworthy than my source of info... : - O....Wikipedia...and I'm still not sure what difference there may be between a "hopper" and a locust... I think the locust are much larger and a social insect...but couldn't find a definitive answer... maybe Di can enlighten us... ?

11 Oct, 2008



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