Thursday, August 7, 2014

Grasshopper Photo-op

While digging around in the garden today, I discoverd this Melanoplus punctulatusPine Tree Spur-throat Grasshopper. Usually I'm not one for Orthoptera, but this one was quite an interesting species.

A Quote from Bug Guide:

"Traditionally this species is considered rare, but it is one of the most frequently photographed grasshoppers, and has as wide distribution. Perhaps this is because of habitat preferences; entomologists looking for grasshoppers rarely see it because it lives mostly in the trees, but people with cameras often find them in such places (or on the sides of their houses or wood porches and stoops)."


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