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Shorthorn (Short Antennae) Grasshopper

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5 Comments

Chicquita
Chicquita 8 years ago

I think I was lucky to capture this moment ..... My camera was pointing at the mating dragonflies but when I was trying to focus, this one appeared inside the frame.

Chicquita
Chicquita 8 years ago

martini, no wonder it was so dormant when I approached it. It's about 10am, hidden amongst the tall grass.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Great timing & photo of this grasshopper!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Cool!

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

This is a shorthorn (short antennae) grasshopper. Some of these are called plague locusts when they overpopulate. This is a superb shot Chiquita as you capture the wings expanding as it undergoes its final molt into adulthood. Katydids are nocturnal, as indicated by their long antennae and they live in trees and shrubs.

Chicquita
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Chicquita

Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Dec 18, 2011

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