Tag Archives: Melanoplus femurrubrum

11.18.2020 Wednesday Warmth

I am organizing the archives on this cold (31°F) November morning.  Not as cold as it will be tonight (16°F) and only a little colder than today’s high (35°F) but a chilly start. Bentley crawled back under the covers after … Continue reading

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09.07.2020-2 Monday Macro-Up Close and Personal with a Red-legged Grasshopper

I posted something similar a bit ago of this same species but like this shot enough to share another. I had to employ the same strategy to get this shot, encouraging it to move around fully exposed to the camera. … Continue reading

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08.24.2020 Macro Monday-Spidah and Grasshoppah

The 180 came back last week and this weekend was my first time out with it.  Saturday was a big disappointment.  Pretty much every image was not very good as a result of everything coated with so much dew that … Continue reading

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07.02.2020-2 Hello!

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08.19.2015 Melanoplus femurrubrum

As far as I can tell, these Red-legged Grasshoppers (Melanoplus femurrubruml are our most ubiquitous orthopteran in my locale.  I rarely see another but I am not beating the bushes looking for them either.  How the red-legged grasshopper got his name … Continue reading

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