Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Green Grasshopper


I really don't know what this is. It stayed in place on our driveway for a couple of days. It appears to be some kind of grasshopper. Strange creature.

25 comments:

William Kendall said...

Quite a bright green!

Jack said...

Or, it is a leaf.

Sylvia K said...

You have been finding some great ones -- great shots, not grasshoppers!! Does make for a colorful pic!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

Blogoratti said...

What a fine and elegant creature.

Shammickite said...

Oh Crikey! How big was it? You should have put a quarter next to is for scale.

Kate said...

Definitely must be Irish!

Kay said...

Alien life form, waiting for the right moment to morph and run amok.
I really don't know what it is but the term "leaf hopper" seems to apply since it looks so very much like a leaf and can probably hop.

magiceye said...

He must be wondering why his reflection is blue!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think I've seen something similar Lowell, very delicate insects, they sort of sit and sway. You captured a super macro here.

SRQ said...

Very cool looking creature! Reminds me of a 'walking stick' -- an insect that looks like a small branch.

VP said...

Gorgeous!

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful macro, Lowell !
I've never seen such a creature, with such a green color and a strange, complete different shadow.

Sharon Anck said...

That is one strange looking creature. I'm glad you captured (so to speak) for us to see.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho.
Um abra├žo e bom fim de semana.

cieldequimper said...

It's a leaf with legs...

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting---I like it! Some sort of 'hopper I do suppose.
Replacement Heifers are young female calves kept by the ranchers to replace culled cows in the near future.
MB

MicheleCincinnati said...

Looks like a katydid. A member of the grasshopper family.

RedPat said...

It looks otherworldly!

Petrea Burchard said...

It sure is beautiful.

Taken For Granted said...

Is that a leaf hopper? Interesting.

LOLfromPasa said...

How curious! Is it still there now, I wonder?

Halcyon said...

As long as they're not coming in droves...

EG CameraGirl said...

Not very well camouflaged for a driveway, methinks.

Jens Hamn said...

Ooh just awesome! nature can create beautiful creatures!

Laura. M said...

Good shade Lowell !!
Un abrazo.

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