|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Size of about 8 mm.|
Grasshoppers have gas antennae that are generally shorter than their body and short ovipositors. They also have pinchers or mandibles that cut and tear off food. Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen (stridulation), or by snapping the wings in flight. The hind femora are typically long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings are coriaceous and not fit for flight. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors. Males have a single unpaired plate at the end of the abdomen.
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The tips of this Mini grasshopper's antennas looks like burning tourches and is really striking. Further to that I like the sight of the big eye as well as the brown and white colours of the body that fit so well together. Thanks for sharing a great macro filled with such a lot of details to appreciate. Best regards.
super macro with a super grasshopper
thanks greeting lou