Well, most of you know that I can't resist bugporn. So when these two rather large grasshoppers presented themselves thusly engaged, what was I to do? And yes, they were hanging upside down. I contemplated flipping the photo but decided it liked it just as it is.
Three friends and I met up to hike around the wetlands at the Refuge this morning - it was quite muggy and we only spotted 18 bird species, but it was still very enjoyable. I saw several new (to me) insects, any of which would have been suitable to blip. But bugporn...what can I say? These are very large creatures with the females clocking in at an impressive 2 inches while the males are a bit smaller. The species is Differential Grasshopper so named because there is quite a bit of variation in their appearance.
Two other shots from today - Dog day cicada and a spider wasp
Tomorrow I was supposed to meet up with some other friends for a hike but it looks like it is going to be a washout as we get the remnants of the hurricane. May be a day for hummies in the rain!
Dark with tart raspberries today.