Posts Tagged: grasshopper
You won't want to miss this. A year-long project on "Current Techniques in Morphology" was posted online today (Nov. 12). Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot of the Phil...
One of the articles in the journal deals with "Jumping and Grasping: Universal Locking Mechanism in Insect Legs." This image is a banded-winged grasshopper, family Acrididae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
I've always rather liked katydids. Anyone who is called "Kate" or "Katy" in their childhood usually winds up with "Katydid" as a nickname. And they repeatedly hear...
A camouflaged katydid, its body resembling a leaf, feeds on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The katydid bends to feed on a Tithonia leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up view of a katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The katydid continues to feed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's a buggy new year! One of the fascinating things about beginning the new year is the Entomological Society of America's "World of Insects" calendar. Amazing images of...
This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is "Mr. October" in the ESA calendar. (Photo by Jena Johnson, used with permission)
The ESA calendar cover features this clown grasshopper by Francisco Lopez-Machado of Cali, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of ESA)
"Mr. December" in the ESA calendar is this image of a flameskimmer dragonfly, taken by Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis.
What's that hopping on our patio? At first we thought it was a grasshopper. Not! It was a katydid, sometimes called a "long-horned grasshopper," from the...
A katydid, or "long-horned grasshopper," from family Tettigonliidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Plants communicate. They do. Ecologist Richard Karban, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology, points out that one of the simplest forms of communication...
Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)
Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.