Two-striped Grasshopper

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So, a few days ago I posted this preview photo:

That’s a rather large (2.5″ – 3.0″) Two-striped Grasshopper. You can read about them HERE<<link and HERE<<link. .

We were moving pots around getting ready to dispose of them, calling an end to Summer, and Melisa mentioned I might want to get the camera. She was right.

As I snapped away, the grasshopper was using  . . . er . . . it’s ass (pardon my French) to move the potting soil . . . it was making a hole, I surmised. Likely laying next year’s generation of pests. Nice-looking pests, but pests just the same.

Unfortunately for the grasshopper, that pot is going to get emptied and the dirt ground into an area by the drainage ditch that’s currently bare. I don’t think the eggs will survive (or, maybe they will; who knows).

I’m adding the photos into a gallery because they are pretty much the same view with minor repositioning of its ass . . . which isn’t in focus anyway.

Despite neither being exactly attractive, I have to give a nod to the green frogs having better asses because of one simple fact, the frogs weren’t doing anything weird with their asses (other than bumping them whenever they jumped . . . which wouldn’t happen if they had wings).

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