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Thursday, October 12, 2006

What better day than Columbus Day?


Celebrate a native north american insect, schistocerca nitens, greybird grasshopper today. This large female devoured three lemon verbena leaves in about 2 minutes as I watched and clicked. All the other schistocercas, except for the desert locust, schistocerca gregaria, (responsible for biblical and modern day plagues in Africa) are found in the New World.

2 comments:

Got Stuff said...

Fantastic photo!

chaindropz said...

You do a good job of finding ugly bugs. I got pictures of ugly bugs, wasp, lizzards,and an Opossum. I got pictures of a large nugget. Look at my wasp and identify them for me.