Flying Hopper

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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rainfield61 December 14, 2012 9:30 am  

It flies and hops.

So it is called a flying hopper.

Anonymous December 14, 2012 10:23 am  

How very pretty it is!

Judy SheldonWalker December 14, 2012 10:30 am  

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.

Marie December 14, 2012 11:31 am  

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

betchai December 14, 2012 8:59 pm  

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

Life with Kaishon December 16, 2012 9:43 am  

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

eileeninmd December 16, 2012 9:47 am  

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

Anonymous December 16, 2012 12:22 pm  

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

Kateri December 16, 2012 10:04 pm  

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

Icy BC December 19, 2012 6:33 am  

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

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