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Grasshopper

Oxya velox

Description:

(From Wikipedia), Oxya velox is one of short-horned grasshoppers, the grasshopper is an insect of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. These are scientific classification of grasshopper, Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Orthoptera Family: Laridae suborder: Caelifera Taxonomy: Grasshoppers have antennae that are generally shorter than their body and short ovipositors. They also have pinchers or mandibles that cut and tear off food. Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen, or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the first abdominal segment. The hind femora are typically long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings are coriaceous and not fit for flight. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors.

Habitat:

Grasshoppers are around in the world that areas with many grasses. Grasshoppers prefer to eat grasses, leaves and cereal crops.

Notes:

I found it at near my house, Labkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

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9 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Hi Yong, please don't keep repeatedly favoriting your own spottings to keep them in the newsfeed.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks for the clarification Alex.

Yong Cheevitsopon
Yong Cheevitsopon 10 years ago

Thank you Alex.

KatCuff
KatCuff 10 years ago

Great job!

BioAlex
BioAlex 10 years ago

@KarenL

Yong is my student, and I had him send me the originals of these photographs before letting him upload them, so I could check the EXIF data. It is a fantastic picture, and I had no idea he was such a good photographer, so I admit that I had my doubts when he first showed me the picture.

But the time, date, exposure, and other camera data in the EXIF information was consistent. Also, just to be certain, I did a Google Image Search for similar images and found none that matched.

I am reasonably convinced that he took this photograph.

Yong Cheevitsopon
Yong Cheevitsopon 10 years ago

Yes, this picture is so easy to take.

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 10 years ago

Beautifful grasshoper..

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Hi Yong, please can you confirm that you took this photo yourself?

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 10 years ago

Incredible shot. The reflections in the water droplets are beautiful.

Yong Cheevitsopon
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Yong Cheevitsopon

กรุงเทพมหานคร, กรุงเทพมหานคร, Thailand

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Mar 13, 2012

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