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Phylum, Arthropoda; Class, Insecta; Order, Orthoptera
Big hind legs for jumping
2 pairs of wings: forewings narrow and relatively hard; hind wings large, membranous
Antennae not very long, 20-24 segments
Many species of grasshoppers are general herbivores feeding on a variety of plants. Some species only like grasses.
Birds, lizards,mantids, spiders, and rodents eat grasshoppers.
Impact on the Ecosystem
As herbivores, grasshoppers link plants to the rest of the ecosystem. Frass (droppings) contribute to nutrient turnover by returning nutrients as fertilizer for the plants. They provide food for birds and other arthropods.
Sometimes some species of grasshopper occur in very large numbers and cause serious crop damage and loss of plants in pastures.
These fotos captured with a Canon 350D + reversed Pentacon 50mm. More info Here
PHOENIX RL-59 for fill-in
RawShooter essentials 2005 + Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (crop, levels, sharpen)
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- [2006-03-26 7:38]
just wow... i love it
Great work and great 4 photos.
Excellent close ups. Congratulations... TFS. Have nice days...
wow, realy amazing, these hoppers are wonderful. I love the stripes in the eyes and the different colours, excellent shots and a beautiful collage, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- [2006-03-27 12:19]
My most favourite objects for photofilming. At the upper left it is especially good!
And why all together?