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Orthoptera Again

Orthoptera Again
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-13 10:22
Viewed: 3512
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am still living in the hope that someone will be able to identify my Japanese grasshoppers. To make it a little easier this time, I have a snap which includes both male and female of the species. Also, they obviously belong to a longer-horned group.

The nearest photo I have yet found on the web is of a Spur-throated Grasshoppers (Melanoplinae), Genus Melanoplus, but this is from ther New World and maybe a complete red herring.

This pair were active on a cool November afternoon, mating near the summit of Mount Koya, near the station for the funicular railway. The elevation here is about 900 metres.

Any clues as to the identification would be happily received.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-13 10:38]

Hi Alan. Sorry i am no help with the ID. but i will say its a fine close up of the pair. the detail and natural colours are first class. with a good POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Ciao Alan,
bella foto, con buona inquadratura e sfondo.
Non sono un esperto di Ortotteri, ma la tua coppia mi sembra appartenere al Genere Miramella (Acrididae).
Su TN puoi trovare altre foto di rappresentanti del Genere Miramella.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-13 13:39]

Hi Alan,very nice and interesting situation and great pic in sharpness and details,thanks for share,Luciano

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