Wednesday, August 27, 2014

3 Images of Traulia ornata: An Okinawa Grasshopper

Traulia ornata okinawensis

オキナワモリバッタ (Okinawamoribatta)

 

 

The Okinawa Mori Batta translates as, Okinawa Forest Grasshopper.

Some people would call it a locust.


grasshopper, red hind legs
 
Waiting for this bug to move, helped identify it.

The bright red on the lower part of the hind legs was a good clue.


grasshopper, head shot

Looking at the grasshopper from many angles, I checked lots of sources.

That way, no scientists can argue with me, when I name the critter.

The photos were all taken with a Pentax DA 50mm F1.8 lens on the K3 camera.

It's starting to look like, buying a decent macro lens, might happen in the near future. 




Resources:

ISBN4-900668-35-4 pages 254-255






 Insects/Spiders of Okinawa by Shawn Miller on Flickr



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