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|Tetrix ceperoi, commonly named Cepero's groundhopper, is a member of the Tetrigidae family and is very similar to common grasshoppers. |
Grasshopper is defined as a "plant eating insect with long hind legs that are used for jumping and for producing a chirping sound". However, unlike the common grasshopper, the wings of T. ceperoi extend beyond its pronotum (the upper surface of the first segment of the thorax).
The front wings have evolved throughout history to be stumps, and the back wings are very well developed. Thanks to the front wings only, T. ceperoi is capable of flying.Furthermore, T. ceperoi sports wide shoulders while covering its narrow abdomen beneath the pronotum. T. ceperoi are classified as Orthoptera, which describes crickets, grasshoppers, and locusts. Furthermore, these Orthoptera have incomplete metamorphosis, which also has an impact on sexual dimorphism later. T. ceperoi reach an average length of about 10 millimetres (0.39 in).
T. ceperoi is a multi-coloured ground dweller with the ability to blend into its surroundings. The ability of
T. ceperoi to be different colours makes it able to evolve colour schemes better adapted to specific habitats. This cryptic nature of their outer layer provides protection from predators as it is able to blend into its surroundings.
T. ceperoi is diurnal, which means it is solely active in the daytime. However, although it is diurnal, it continues to hibernate during a late nymphal instar or later on in life as adults.
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Lovely textures and colour to this little guy, he blends in so well. DOF is quite good, it might have looked better at a slightly smaller aperture to get the big real leg in focus as well as the body but at 1/50th sec you are running out of light.
- [2014-09-24 11:06]
Great macro, fine details, nice natural BG, beautiful natural colors. Thanks for sharing
- [2014-09-24 14:29]
Salut Juliette,une capture tres interessante de cette espece pas souvent vue sur TN,la jambe est hors feu mais pas de problemes,des bons detail sur le corp et la tete pour nous montrer le curieux design,parfaictes couleurs aussi.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano