Posts Tagged ‘Clip-wing Grasshoppers’

Year in review: New finds in 2014 (non-odonates)

November 22, 2014

I’m an equal opportunity photographer. Although I tend to focus on photographing odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) I will photograph anything interesting that catches my eye. This retrospective features non-odonate new finds for 2014.

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)

21 April 2014 | Huntley Meadows Park

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) warbler

Common Yellowthroat (male)

21 April 2014 | Huntley Meadows Park

Bee-like Robber Fly (Laphria macquarti)

Robber Fly (Laphria macquarti)

22 July 2014 | Huntley Meadows Park

Handsome Meadow Katydids, mating pair (Orchelimum pulchellum)

Handsome Meadow Katydids (mating pair)

10 September 2014 | Huntley Meadows Park

Clip-wing Grasshoppers, mating pair (Metaleptea brevicornis)

Clip-wing Grasshoppers (mating pair)

19 September 2014 | Huntley Meadows Park

Northern Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus)

Northern Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus)

19 September 2014 | Huntley Meadows Park

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Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 in a three-part series — a retrospective look at 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

May I have the next dance?

September 27, 2014

Clip-wing Grasshoppers (mating pair)

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: a mating pair of Clip-wing Grasshoppers (Metaleptea brevicornis), also known as Silent Slant-faced Grasshoppers. The male is on top; the female on the bottom.

The individual shown on the right is probably a male Short-winged Green Grasshopper (Dichromorpha viridis).

Thanks to the following members of the BugGuide Facebook group for their kind assistance in identifying the grasshoppers shown in the preceding photo: Michael Jared Thomas; Dan Johnson; and Eric Eaton.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.


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