Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Watch out - They are coming!

A visitor in our yard

Locust 
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.
Susanne




14 comments:

Donald Swarbrick said...

They look even more scary in close up, thankfully we don't get that kind over here.

Susanne49 said...

Yes, they do...and have you seen those BIG eyes they have?

Thanks for commenting Donald :)

DianeCA said...

Cool colors on your little friend. Hope his brothers and sisters don't visit you!

Susanne49 said...

I have not seem them today, DianeCA! Thanks for commenting :)

Peter (Worldman): said...

Yes, they are delicious to eat. In particular the big ones. Roasted with some spices and with a cold beer. I have tasted it many times. In Niger.

Susanne49 said...

I'm not so sure if I ever could try to do that..LOL.. sorry... except maybe I'm starving :)

Thanks for the comment, Peter! I know, you did a lot of things in your life :)

Dr. Pal Gooz said...

Hi Susanne,
We got disconnected for a while. How are you? This is an amazing shot (not that the others aren't)! Never knew they could have such colors!

A Lady's Life said...

Well its not green and I would love to taste a few. I hear they are very good and crunchy. I mean why not?
I've eaten other things so why not grass hoppers?

PhotoVigor said...

Long time no see. But your photos are always beautiful as usual.

Cheers..

Susanne49 said...

Hello Pal,
thanks for having you back visiting my blog. Appreciate your comments and links :)

Susanne49 said...

Yes, they must be crunchy, Lady! I'll send you some if I can catch them, o.k.?....LOL... :)

Thanks for visiting.

Susanne49 said...

Thanks, Vigor! :)

The Retired One said...

Only YOU can make a bug look beautiful, Susanne. LOL

Susanne49 said...

You gave me now the BEST compliment ever, Joan!! ...*smile*...

Thanks you so much! :)

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