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Macro Monday – Green grasshopper

You’ve probably seen the grasshoppers jumping through the grass. But do you know someting about them? I do not know too much. What I’m saying here is what I noticed watching them through the camera lens.

Adult grasshopper is  from a few millimeters to a few centimeters long , and the color varies from pale red to greenish-gray. Its color is often given by the environment, being a defensive method.

Grasshopper is the most greedy insect. It eats daily a quantity of food equal to the weight of her body. That’s why it could be  a terrible pest.

The life cycle of grasshopper consist in  three stages: egg, nymph and adult. In the nymph stage, grasshopher looks like an adult with the only difference – it does not have wings.

I found the guy in the photo laying in the sun on this poppy flower, waiting for me to take a picture for the Macro Monday Challenge

  • This insect is only 8-9 mm long. Do you know the development stage of this guy?

    • adult stage
    • nymph stage

What do you think?

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Written by Ileana Calotescu

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    • It could be! I thought it is Long Horned grasshoppers, but maybe I’m wrong. They are part of the same family as crickets. As I said, I’m not a specialist.
      I knew the crickets were hiding during the day. This guy liked the sun!πŸ˜€

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