Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tree Cricket.

Caused me to dodge, she did, when she winged across the deck past my head...

Of course, she looks nothing like any illustration in the guides--those show males, whose wings are flat and wide across the top of the body. Personally, I think she's more interesting.

Bit unusual beastie in that a tree cricket's mouth parts jut straight out, unlike most crickets and grasshoppers whose choppers are tucked under to their chins. If they have chins...

Nobody's looking... (antenna up)

Oops, I've been noticed. (antenna down)