Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bladder grasshopper

Bladder grasshoppers are mainly restricted to forested areas, so you don't get to see them much around the city. They are unusual compared to regular grasshoppers in that their hind legs are about the same size as the rest of their legs. The make a very loud and long resonant croaking sound similar to a large frog and can be heard at night when the males call to attract the females.

5 comments:

  1. Looks rather short bodied. You have a good eye Jonker.

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  2. Omigoodness, that is wonderful...! It looks just like a leaf.

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  3. Image waking up and seeing on of those in front of your face. No need for an alarm clock that morning.

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  4. WOW! hes got white siding! looks like air vents! amazing picture!

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  5. Well caught..quite a scary looking bugger that one.

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