Saturday, 24 January 2015

Brown Bush Cricket.


The Female Dark  Bush-Cricket   (Pholidoptera  griseoaptera)   
 

A close.up photo to show the ear which is situated on each face of the front tibiae.
 


 In most of the photos, I had to lose a little of the long slender antennae, to get a closer picture.
 

The males have very short wings, but the females are wingless. 
 

The female has blade-like oviposter, either short, or curved like a sickle, or as in this female, long and sabre.like.
 

They are mostly nocturnal insects, but this one,was outside in the afternoon, so I know it is a Dark Bush.cricket, because they like sun.bathing, but will become most active in the evening, and sing well into the night.
  

They belong to the same order as the grasshoppers, but unlike the grasshopper, they are partly carnivorous.
 

SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

33 comments:

Linley S said...

Well captured.

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, these are awesome photos! Well done! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Derek said...

These are amazing photos. Thanks ever so much for sharing them.

Have a great weekend

EG CameraGirl said...

Great shots of the cricket! Aren't they fascinating close up!

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia!

As a child, led by its singing, I used to go and catch them. Flashing them out of its hole in the ground by pouring water into it.And then I had got myself a cricket.And next thing a small cage was improvised by slashing a cane still green, so that it could get the sunlight and breathe but not escape - and fed it with a fresh leaf of lettuce.And we had a singer in the house...

Greta photos, with so much detail about this lovely little creature.

Have a nice week-end
Vitor

Marie said...

Beautiful macros! Such great detail!

bas said...

Dit is heel mooi je hebt er een prachtige serie van weten te maken.

Mari said...

These are very very beautiful shots. I love the colors and the sharpness of each.

-Mari

Giga said...

He did a great picture. Regards.

Linda said...

Wonderful photos! I don't recall ever having seen a cricket this close, I love the details. Thank you so much for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

fascinating and beautiful in their own way. great shots!

Jette Hollesen said...

Fantastic macros! So exiting!
Hugs
JetteMajken

Hannah said...

Great details of the bush-cricket, it would be fun to hear them. There were lots of little crickets singing at night when I was growing up but none here. Yours resemble the grasshoppers that live here more than the little crickets with short legs I used to know. They seem to just be a European species.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos of a fascinating critter!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cool critter...looks like a camel cricket that we have around here (but the camel cricket comes out at night, and is paler).
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Pat said...

What fantastic shots!

susan said...

great shots, lovely singing critters!!!! love Sue

Maria said...

The way you capture detail is amazing, you got so close!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos, close up too.

hmuxo said...

Incredible photography Sonjia. VERY impressive. Thank you for sharing...

Bethany Carson said...

That cricket has quite the long legs! He must be an impressive jumper! Great photos!

NatureFootstep said...

hm, that´s a strangelooking cricket in my eyes. But I like it´s color. Great shots!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Sonija; Wonderful pictures of cricket, I thought from your clear pictures they look like robot p:-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Stewart M said...

Great series of shots - we get large green crickets in our garden - but they do not respond well to having lenses pointed at them!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous close up photos. Have a great week.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You really captures Mr. Cricket's beauty here :)

Trollstubben foto said...

These are amazing photos.
I like them.
Have a nice week.
Hug from Karin

Debbie said...

i don't like any kind of bug but anything that allows you to take all these beautiful, close-up images can't be too bad!!

lots of awesome details!!!!

Nora said...

wow those are some good close up shots!

Gail Dixon said...

Love insect photos! These are excellent. So much detail to observe. Fantastic!

Juliana said...

fantastic grasshopper!))) nice close-ups!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Helma said...

These are very beautiful macro photos.
The grasshopper is also very fine picture. The 1st picture is really very nice. As if he wants to push that magazine;-)

Susan (ABON) said...

Great close-ups of the cricket- so detailed. I love to hear their night songs during the summer.

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