Tag Archives: orthoptera

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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09.05.2020 Short-winged Meadow Katydid

These may be short-winged but that certainly does not describe their antennae. Conocephalus brevipennis  I received the diffusers for the twin flash and they seem to reduce the specular highlights a fair amount. This has been a good year for insect … 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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08.11.2020 Katydid say I could make this portrait

Maybe a different or possibly the same Fork-tailed Bush Katydid-Scudderia furcata I previously posted. Just hanging out on one of our milkweed leaves waiting for dark and the concert to begin. Handheld with the 40D plus twin flash.

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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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04.05.2015 Did you see what Katy did?

The subject of a katydid with a pollen grain on its antenna came up on Steve Schwartzman’s blog today and I realized that I haven’t posted a katy here…at least according to WP’s search feature. Katydids are sometimes difficult to … Continue reading

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