Bug Shots

A closer look at insect photography

Vegetable Grasshopper (Atractomorpha sp)

Posted by Darren on May 30, 2010

This shy insect is the Vegetable grasshopper (Atractomorpha sp), also known as the Grass Pyrgimorph.  As their name suggests they are often found on vegetables, and in this case, the obvious culprit in the basil theft investigation.  Not renowned for making a quick getaway, this grasshopper relies on its camouflage and stealth to survive.  I’m aware this shot doesn’t show a lot of the insect, but this is a great example of the way they will position themselves with respect to an intruder to make themselves as invisible as possible.

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One Response to “Vegetable Grasshopper (Atractomorpha sp)”

  1. Beautiful green!

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