Friday, July 29, 2011

A Closer Look | Flying Grasshopper

departed
I found this little flying grasshopper specimen yesterday.

departed no. 2
Even though he has departed, his wings still have a bit of color and the patterns are lovely.

departed no. 3
It might be a Carolina Grasshopper. Does anyone know?
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18 comments:

Jodi said...

thanks for sharing him/her! Lovely, but sad no longer flying. I love your blog, btw!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I do not know what kind of grasshopper, but what a beauty nonetheless. Its wings are exquisite - I've not seen grasshopper wings like that. Or, perhaps I have but they were moving too quickly! I love your blog, your eye, your art.

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

One of my favorite grasshopper types from my childhood! They would always blend in so well with the dusty, dry ground that seems to be prevalent when they are active... then they would fly up suddenly when approached.

So difficult to catch.

Love the wing close ups!

Sunny and Dingo said...

You're right. It is a Carolina Grasshopper. The wings are wonderful!
http://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=Carolina+Grasshopper&search=Search

holly aka golly said...

Thanks all! I'm glad you liked the pictures! A little update: I left the grasshopper outside and somehow Birdie found him and decided he would make a tasty treat. A little apres dinner dessert. On gulp. Gone. So sad. : (

Anyway, Have a wonderful weekend!

Louise said...

Wow, what a beautiful creature!

We Blog Artists said...

We have these everywhere in Ontario.
I have been trying to google them for a while now and have had not too much luck.

Great photos!
Char.x

Robin Harney said...

Thank you for sharing this! There truly is so much beauty in tiny things, and so much to learn by looking at them.

floatingink said...

What a strange and disturbing little creature--that face! A little like a tiny monkey, a little like an evil little fairy. But so cool, no matter how it looks!

Laura said...

a very moving study and thank you for the insightful interview. i love to hear your thoughts!

barbarabeesblog said...

Fantastic photos and we don't have such a amazing sort of grasshopers. I'm flashed and intrigued by the look of his face!

holly aka golly said...

Hi all! I took a close up of his face on flickr, but didn't include it here. He does look a bit like a monkey. The grey pallor of death makes his face look a little creepy, though. You know that never stops me!

vivienne strauss said...

Gorgeous! I came across a beautiful green caterpillar (dead unfortunately) on my walk tonight, for once I didn't have my camera with me with.

naomi orana said...

What a beautiful specimen - those wings!!
Wonderful imagery

annamaria said...

Amazing photos Holly! Thank you so much for sharing them here-xx

Hannah Nunn said...

Stunning! What a guy!

holly aka golly said...

thanks all!

Kerri said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe he is real! His face looks like a little old human!