Friday, March 18, 2016
Photo: Joan Stevenson, March 17, 2016. While working in her yard, Stevenson caught sight of a rather large bug keeping an eye on her. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Joan Stevenson, March 17, 2016. It was a rather large yellow grasshopper. Check out the spikes on the hind legs.
It's the first bright yellow grasshopper I've seen in 26 years in the neighborhood.
Photo: Joan Stevenson, March 17, 2016. Stevenson wrote in a text "This grasshopper is rather obvious in the spring greens...he's letting his legs completely dangle, hoping I'll go away." Indeed he looks to be saying, "nope, nothin' to see here, move along. I'm just a dying leaf."
Resources for insect ID:
What's That Bug?