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Grasshopper Wings!

August 10, 2008

We have so many grasshoppers flying around. It is amazing. I kept thinking they were butterflies because I would see this color strip on their wings. Plus, duh, I never knew they flew! I cannot believe I am admitting this, but I always thought they just jumped. Never mind that they had wings! LOL

I managed to catch one and had my son hold the wings open so I could get a picture. Here it is:
They are actually quite striking. They really catch they eye and they are everywhere. I can see them easily when they are flying. On the ground, however, they are VERY well hidden!

Here is a close up of the wing:


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. RunningFree permalink
    August 13, 2008 9:25 AM

    Woah! Cool…I’ve never seen grasshopper wings before. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Abigail permalink
    August 13, 2008 11:32 AM

    I did not, either! It is so awesome to be able to take pictures and then blow them up to see more closely! I love it!

  3. HisKid In Flag permalink
    August 15, 2008 12:50 AM

    when i came out of work today, i went to my car and opened the back door to put my stuff in the backseat. something landed on my ankle and i looked down and it was a grasshopper. i said to myself, “Abi says these guys have wings, but i sure can’t see any wings. I kind of nudged at him and he seemed like maybe he was sick or something, so i nudged him gently again, and he took off with a great leap (which i’ve always known they do) but then he FLEW, with those wings with a white border!!! How did i get to be 61 years old and not know that grasshoppers have wings? and thanks to you now i know. i probably would have missed the revelation if your blog hadn’t alerted me!!!

  4. Abigail permalink
    August 15, 2008 8:30 AM

    Hey, my friend!! Waving at ya!!

    Whoa…now you can say you heard it (well…read it) here first! *giggles*

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