Smooooch! I love greens!
|Copyright: Anoop Sukumaran (anoop)
|Date Taken: 2005-05-16|
|Camera: Canon 300D, Canon 18-55mm ef/s, 58mm UV|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-06-02 3:18|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This one was a particularly small chap,as you can see. |
Grasshoppers, crickets and katydids are in Order Orthoptera. Their size ranges from 5mm to 100mm. Most of them have their hind legs highly developed, much stronger and larger than the other four legs. They are very good in jumping. The adults insects have four wings, the front wings, knows as tegmina, is tough and narrow when compare with the hind wings. At rest, the hind wings folded like a fans, covered and protected by the tegmina. The flight is mainly achieved by the broadly opened membranous hind wings and the tegmina will give only little help.
They are incomplete metamorphosis and their young, the nymphs, look much the same as their adults excepts smaller and wingless. Later instars have wing buds but still cannot fly.
Many species in this order can sing by stridulation. Males use sound to attract females. For most species sound is produced by rubbing modified portions of the forewings together.
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- [2005-07-04 12:40]
Anoop, this one was well spotted.
Excellent pov and composition, nice colors.