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Grasshopper (Taeniopoda eques)


Grasshopper (Taeniopoda eques)

Just saw this today on one of my plants. It was huge (3 1/2 inches long) I have never seen a black grasshopper before. Another first for me. Hope I don't see any more of them. They could strip my plants in no time flat.



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Wow fantastic close Up Skippy :O

22 Oct, 2008

 

Ticked a like Skippy cos its a stunning photo but he looks pretty hungry.
Looks like he belongs on that black grass with purple flowers.

22 Oct, 2008

 

great photo

22 Oct, 2008

 

The common name is horse lubber grasshopper...my dog could almost throw a saddle on it and go for a wild ride....

22 Oct, 2008

 

Oooh Skippy wait till Terratoonie gets hold of that idea !

22 Oct, 2008

 

Great photo Skippy

22 Oct, 2008

 

Great close-up Skippy! He would make an interesting Sci-Fi monster.

25 Oct, 2008

 

Got that one right! GG

25 Oct, 2008

 

another great photo Skippy

3 Nov, 2008

 

Amazing photo! He's beautiful!

3 Nov, 2008

 

He looks ominous, like Darth Vader of the insect world...lol

4 Nov, 2008

 

Yeah, he does look a lot like Darth Vader....cool...

4 Nov, 2008



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