Things I Get To I.D. At Work
clusterpod:

Acrididae grasshopper.
The wing growth suggests this is an adult or late instar.

clusterpod:

Acrididae grasshopper.

The wing growth suggests this is an adult or late instar.

squaresolid:

Rainbow crossing
A rainbow grasshopper (unidentified) from Acrididae family in Bogor Arboretum Indonesia.

squaresolid:

Rainbow crossing

A rainbow grasshopper (unidentified) from Acrididae family in Bogor Arboretum Indonesia.

anti-krist:

Taeniopoda eques

anti-krist:

Taeniopoda eques

A month’s worth of submissions to the group, and time to vote on them


1) Quarryquest’s Cinnabar Moth on Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Norfolk





2) Puddleshark’s Ringlet / Le Tristan (Aphantopus hyperantus), Dorset

Ringlet



3) Puddleshark’s Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) on Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)

Marmalade hoverfly on Field Scabious




4) Sekmetsat’s Polyphemus Moth





5) Drhoz’s Vine Hawk Moth, (Hippotion celerio) City Beach, Perth





Just put your votes in the comments here, and I’ll tally them on the 1st.

coolbugs:

bug of the day on Flickr.
I really thought this little fellow was going to go SPROING! at any second so I never managed to get the courage to tip him out of the vial cap for a clearer shot of his entire body. This is a very young grasshopper, Melanoplus sp., probably M. bivittatus. From the Dedham BioBlitz, July 2012.

coolbugs:

bug of the day on Flickr.

I really thought this little fellow was going to go SPROING! at any second so I never managed to get the courage to tip him out of the vial cap for a clearer shot of his entire body. This is a very young grasshopper, Melanoplus sp., probably M. bivittatus.

From the Dedham BioBlitz, July 2012.

clusterpod:

Gumleaf grasshopper, Goniaea sp.

clusterpod:

Gumleaf grasshopper, Goniaea sp.

clusterpod:

Acrididae instar. Notice the incompletely formed wings.

clusterpod:

Acrididae instar. Notice the incompletely formed wings.

clusterpod:

Gumleaf Grasshopper, perhaps Goniaea sp.

clusterpod:

Gumleaf Grasshopper, perhaps Goniaea sp.

You know, if I expanded the remit of the blog and went back to give the various fungi, plants, and vertebrates numbers as well, I could probably run the list up past 600 in a few days. There won’t be as many of those as there are of inverts, mostly because I’m terrible at botany, my fungal IDs are wildly out of practice, and my camera phone is not at all good for zoom shots, but still..

Should I?

imuth2am:

grasshopper - Family Acrididae

Order : Orthoptera

Stenacris vitreipennis