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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Grasshopper find. A real live one in south Florida!

Found at Fairchild Gardens in Miami this past Saturday. I've been looking for one (and a praying mantis too). This guy looked like a mighty warrior with his tough exterior. I loved his color! 




9 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

They are everywhere.

Claude said...

Julie, if I'd have known you had a massive desire for grasshoppers I could have sent you a couple dozen. Actually, I could have sent you a bushel basket full. But this one is nice, I'll give you that. There's a species here that a green stripe down its back which I've always found handsome for a grasshopper... I'll see if I can get a pic of one for you

Claude said...

hey, you're not gonna believe this, but I was going out to take a pic for my post, and right there on the table with all my cuttings was the grasshopper in question. LOL. He was like a little fashion model, waiting for his cover shot... anyway, go to my post on Consolea, and there's actually a really great shot of him. Enjoy.

Julie said...

Lisa...they are scarce in south east Florida. At least in the cities. Probably could find them in the middle of the state (Everglades). I cannot find one walking stick or mantis anywhere around where I live.

Elizabeth (eli) said...

Oh man, those things freak me out . . . I have to call the hubby to remove from my gardens. :-)

Simone Felic said...

A natureza e suas beldades,

bjs

http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

Teri Casper said...

Yes, we have lots of them also. Great pix.

Dawn said...

It's a lubber. They lay a cartful of eggs which turn into baby lubbers who are voracious eaters, do you have lillies in your garden?

Dawn said...

It's a lubber. They will lay a cartload of eggs (the larger ones are the females) and that results in a bounty of hungry, little lubbers. Do you have lillies....oooh they luv lillies!! Yum, yum.