Flying Hopper

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hopper With Wings
We had lot of this critter around our yard during the summer. It looked like grasshopper, but really not. The black color part on this critter you see is its wings. Yes, it could fly and usually for a short distance.

Flying Hopper

I had no notion of getting close to this flying hopper so I had no idea if it bites or not. This particular one tried to blend itself with the colors of this rock.

Blending In
If I came close, it would hop away; but if I came closer, it would fly and the wings spanning was beautiful to see. I don't know what it's called, so it became the "flying hopper" to us.

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  1. It flies and hops.

    So it is called a flying hopper.

  2. When I was a child we used to see "grass hoppers" that would fly along with the regular hopping ones and they can jump amazingly high. Maybe they weren't grasshoppers? You have me curious now.

  3. It's so fascinating! I don't know what it is either. Did it damage your garden like a grasshopper?

  4. yes, it disguises very well, i do not know what they are too

  5. I have never seen one before. Fascinating. Wishing you a happy holiday season. So nice to visit today. Love, Becky

  6. It sure does blend in well with the surroundings. Great capture!

  7. I am always amazed at the beauty of nature! Thank you for capturing it so well.

    1. Hello Laura,
      Sorry I couldn't access your Google + profile, so I couldn't find your blog to thank you for stopping by!

  8. It is so well camoflagued! I've never seen an insect quite like it.


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