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Smooooch! I love greens!

Smooooch! I love greens!
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Copyright: Anoop Sukumaran (anoop) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 14] (106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-16
Categories: Insects
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
Viewed: 4255
Points: 2
[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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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-04 12:40]

Anoop, this one was well spotted.

Excellent pov and composition, nice colors.

Great job.

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