Friday, October 30, 2009

Watch Out for Those Creepy Crawlies...

From In the Garden

Watch out for the creepy crawlies while you are enjoying your Halloween....

in the garden....

P.S. I have tentatively identified this grasshopper as a two banded grasshopper. If anyone knows something different please do let me know.

W2W in Florida has done a much better job of identifying my grasshopper than me. I now believe it to be an American Bird Grasshopper thanks to her information. Thanks W2W!

35 comments:

  1. Tina girl thank you SO much for the HALLOWEEN CREEP CRAWLIE WARNING !!!!! hehehehe
    I just had to be your picker girl : )
    If moths were a problem at our door .. well, just imagine me running away screaming and looking totally foolish .. the kids would LOVE it ? LOL
    Joy ;-)
    wink wink Halloween is tomorrow !!!

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  2. The grasshoppers in my yard are so often green--and I don't see them and they jump out and scare me to death! And that's afer chowing down on one of my plants. Grrrrr-don't like grasshoppers! :)
    Have a great weekend Tina!

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  3. I don't know what kind this grasshopper is, but what wonderful colours and textures. I think grasshoppers are OK as long as there's not too many of them. Happy Halloween!

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  4. OMG, It's a hopping death machine! LOL! There was one greenway in Nashville that my DH and I used to use and OMG there were more grasshoppers than I have ever seen there, they were had big as clothespins and they would jump up into the spokes of our tires. AAAHH!!!

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  5. I've never really looked that closely at a grasshopper. The colors and patterns are pretty. Don't you love macro photography?
    Marnie

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  6. Looks similar to our locusts...eeew!

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  7. Neat shot! I can only confirm that it's a grasshopper!

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  8. I have seen more grasshoppers this year than I have in a long time. Great photo.

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  9. I guess I do find grasshoppers creepy-crawly as I don't like them in my garden, but get a ton of them. Happy Halloween!

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  10. Happy Halloween, That grasshopper looks like he just swallowed a canary. Big! EEK!
    Rosey

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  11. I think all the creepie crawlies around here, have gone into hiding for the winter.
    Happy Halloween.

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  12. I hate grasshoppers! They always hit me in the face when I'm driving through the orchards with my window down. dummies! LOL

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  13. Good morning all! After a nice long walk on Fort Campbell I'm ready for anything in the garden-even icky huge grasshoppers. Sorry so many don't like them but it sure fits the holiday-it's creepy and crawly! I hope everyone has a safe weekend.

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  14. Nothing like having a grasshopper jump up and scare you while your working outside!

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  15. Happy Halloween to you, Tina!! That is some specimen there in your photo. I haven't seen that many this year, but we have an overabundance of spiders and ladybugs to make up for it.

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  16. Great shot of the grasshopper!!!

    Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween with lots of kiddos around to enjoy.

    Tina, Josh just got home from a party on base. He is the most handsome Harry Potter I have ever seen!!!! I will send some photos. When he puts his Harry Potter glasses on those big eyes really pop!

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  17. He is a beautiful example of colour co-ordination. Enjoy Halloween.

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  18. Loved the shot of the brown fella! Have a great Halloween!

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  19. Great shot Tina! Happy Halloween!

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  20. Thanks for the creepy crawly warning Tina. ;) Happy Halloween!

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  21. Creepy fellow.
    Happy Halloween all.

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  22. Tina, I think it might be an American Bird Grasshopper, Schistocerca americana. Have you heard it fly? It's supposed to make a whistling sound with its wings. I found a pic just like it in my Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders.

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  23. They seemed to be everywhere this summer! happy Hallowe'en. gail

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  24. Hey,

    very ewwwww!!! I hate insects & reptiles..I just can not stand them....the very thought makes me weak on my knee...

    And please collect ur Beers to u!!!!award from my blog...

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  25. That W2W, she's a well of bug info! She's helped me out a time or two also Ms. Tina. I'm still tryin to find an affordable copy of the "Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders." It would fit nicely with my "Garden Insects of North America" (by Whitney Cranshaw).

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  26. These grasshoppers are so cool and have so much details don't they? I've seen many different looking ones lately! They camaflage so well then jump(!), which always scare the heck out of me! Great shot!

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  28. Not sure about the critter, Tina, but I do know I certainly enjoyed catching up on your festive Halloween and lovely fall photos!

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  29. This is some scary-looking grasshopper, Tina! It looks as if it's wearing snakeskin! I've been amazed by all the grasshoppers still in our garden--don't they ever get cold??

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  30. My two terrier/chihuahua mix dogs love to hunt, pounce on and gobble down grasshoppers - I think it's great! Good exercise for them, and good for my garden too.

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  31. Awesome close up of the hopper! I did not know how pretty a grasshopper could be! I must look closer at them in the future. We have had a lot more hoppers this year then in the past at this house. Hum, conditions must have been perfect for them this year....

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  32. Don't know the name, but such detail you have in this creepy crawly.

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  33. Cool bug! Great close up shot. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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