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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Good Day to Be Green

 
This seems to be the week for insects. If this little one hadn't been bright green and sitting on a blue trash can, I probably wouldn't even have seen it. Its body is only a little more than an quarter-inch long. But look at those antennae!

grasshopper with long antennae

It might be a young grasshopper, but with those antennae, it might also be a young katydid. Young for sure- no wings yet. It's a pretty good match for the picture of a fork-tailed bush katydid nymph. At any rate, it made me smile.


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2 comments:

Secondary Roads said...

Reckon can he pull in the Chicago stations with antennae like that?

Ann Thompson said...

He sure stands out against that blue

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