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May 23, 2011


Crafty Green Poet

What beautiful patternings on the grasshopper! Love bugs sound annoying!


Great capture Sallie, the "antennae" made the grasshopper look like an alien. Though I have only seen the green ones.


I know they are pests but, in your first picture, he's so cute. I'm sure if a saw one that big I'd change my mind. It was nice of him to pose for you so we could see those big eyes.


The top composition is fantastic! Great capture. Close-ups like this always make me think of Sci-Fi movies! :-)


Wow, that really looks like something out of a science fiction movie! He definitely qualifies for the leading role as the alien! Marvelous shots!


The grasshopper certainly does seem personable. He's really pretty, tho. And, the love bugs are also a problem in GA. Not a real fun thing to deal with when they are in the hundreds.

Yoko alias stardust

Wonderful close-up! The grasshopper looks like a plastic toy and has impressive, gentle, wise-looking dark eyes. I've never seen such a colorful and big one and actually almost all the grasshoppers I’ve seen are green. Thank you for sharing. Stay cool, Sallie.


If only the grasshoppers ate the lovebugs instead of plants, the problem would be solved!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze

How beautiful this grashopper is! Very good shot! - Thanks for your lovely comments to my posts. I´m happy you like my blog :)) - I don´t know the name from the tree. Have a happy day!xx Tina

Rita aka Cashjocky

Afraid that I am so far behind that I will never catch up after being gone for a while.

I have to agree with most of what others have said. I certainly agree with your thought on killing them as well. I can't stand bugs; they make me want to climb on something to get away from them, but I have to move them out of my house or patio or I would be forever on top of the table.

Lady Fi

What an amazing shot of the grasshopper's lovely colouring. Such a shame it's a nuisance and eats all the plants though...


I got side tracked by the love bugs and completely forgot about the 6 inch grasshoppers. Sounds a lot like the locusts we saw in Israel.

But back to the lovers, and the article. The last line made the article. We've all been in *that* relationship. :)


Great shots of the grasshopper!
My Grandpa fished with grasshoppers when I was young and I've never liked them since.
Your linked story on the love bugs was hilarious. :)


This creature is rather colourful - but that face is, as you say, alien looking! I cannot imagine a grasshopper that big, I like them cute and small and green.

phyllis oller

I cannot help it,I love grasshoppers.They are so strange looking that they are cute.
I never heard of lovebugs!I learned something new today,thank-you!phyllis


Both can be annoying but the Love Bugs are what my hubby dislikes the most because they mess up his car.
Great shots, Sallie.

be well, be happy

Kay Davies

I can't imagine a six-inch grasshopper. The quarter-inch bugs are more my size. LOL
Very interesting post, and the close-up of the grasshopper really does look like a movie alien.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


Great shots! A real alien beauty! Have a nice day :)


He is a real beauty...he probably is an alien creature--They dont do much damage here so we dont bother them. Awesome photo!!!


I love that first shot - it looks more like a little animal than a bug, and almost cute! Bugs were harmed for the making of this post :)


I've never even heard of a lubber grasshopper, and your captures are AMAZING! It's been funny how I keep running into natural things we humans have called a nuisance: weeds, vermin, pests... and yet how cool they look!


I bet they make good fish bait! Patrick McManus, a north Idaho native and humorist, wrote a story called "The Grasshopper Trap" which is hilarious. It is included in a collection of stories also called "The Grasshopper Trap," which you may be able to find at a library. His stories a wonderful light reading, pick one up if you get the chance!

Thanks for coming by, my white bleeding hearts are beginning to bloom, so I might make a post with them, also. Maybe! :-)

Dina J

Cute shot with him peeking out at you!

Birgitta - foto CHIP

I like the grasshopper - he is cute :) Great capture Sallie!
I have an orchestra of grasshoppers in my ears almost all the time nowerdays. I would prefere having them outdoors ;)

Sylvia Kirkwood

Terrific captures of a very interesting looking insect! He does have BIG eyes! Enjoy your week, Sallie!



Nice to look at though;)

Boom & Gary

Good close ups of a hard to shoot subjest!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


Wonderful shots of the grasshopper. Nice closeups.

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