Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cycles of Life...

Recently hatched grasshopper nymphs

After hatching, grasshopper nymphs will molt 5 or more times. The bright green nymph pictured in the previous post is living perhaps its 4th incarnation, quite large, still flightless, but well-camouflaged. Less than half of nymphs will live to experience flight like this adult bird grasshopper.

Adult Grasshopper, Genus Schistocerca, "Bird Grasshoppers"

1 comment:

  1. you know I have a thing about grasshoppers....they just give me the creeps, just a little, but they do....