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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.


Barbara 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.