A visitor in our yard
is the swarming phase of short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. These are species that can breed rapidly under suitable conditions and subsequently become gregarious and migratory. They form bands as nymphs and swarms as adults—both of which can travel great distances, rapidly stripping fields and greatly damaging crops.
The origin and apparent extinction of certain species of locust—some of which reached 6 inches (15 cm) in length—are unclear.
Locusts are an edible insect and are considered a delicacy in some developing nations and in history.
Hi my friends,
...and, I can assure you we have NOT eaten this colorful locust for dinner yesterday....LOL... he just appeared in front of the garage door. I don't hope there will be 100000 more of them showing up today....*smile*...
I liked his beautiful color and design and he was not camera shy at all.
Thank you very much for all your wonderful compliments to my promotion in "1steAngel-Art-Magazine" from yesterday. If you like to read it again, I have posted a permanent link to that site in the first box on the top in the right column of my blog. Go and have a look anytime. It was a greet feeling to be recognized for all my photographic work after all these 35 years to be in this great business :))
I wish you all a lovely day.