Approving Grasshopper Approves

Not only is this grasshopper pretty chill, it totally looks like it’s giving me a “thumbs up.” Thanks, chill grasshopper! You’re pretty awesome yourself!

This is all I’ve got for you today. But by golly, isn’t it enough?!?

19 Comments on “Approving Grasshopper Approves”

  1. When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I have become the master. And I totally approve of what you’ve done in the interim! Good job, Po!

  2. I’m afraid you’ve made an error here, John.

    Notice how the tarsus (next to last leg segment) is oriented, bringing the pretarsus (last leg segment) around so that its back is faced towards you. Also notice how it’s the center claw, not the edge, that is extended upward from the pretarsus.

    What I’m saying is, that grasshopper gave you the finger.

  3. At first glance, I wasn’t sure that I recognized that species of grasshopper, but my friend Katy did.

  4. Don’t think it is a grasshopper (Acrididae), not with those very long antennae. Maybe a bush-cricket (Tettigoniidae)?

  5. A little hard to tell from the angle of the photo (at least for a rank amateur entomologist like me) but I’m also reasonably sure that’s a katydid, not a grasshopper. I had never heard the term bush-cricket before, but that’s apparently also a name for them. Maybe a regionalism?

  6. Yes, katydid is a regional name used by our american cousins for the insects that we English-speaking Europeans call bush-crickets

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