Broken bugs and the clean-up crew

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Broken bugs and the clean-up crew

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This rather large grasshopper (nymph?) appeared on my car today after I was stopped for a while at a rest area. The first shot is overexposed because the camera was misled by dark surroundings. Notice that a portion of the thorax is broken and displaced, sticking down between the wings.

The eyes of this hopper were very interesting, with their scattered covering of small white dots.

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After some more travel, I checked to see if perhaps the car had collected another hopper with the same sort of eyes that I might photograph more carefully. No such luck. Only a lot of other hoppers, much less interesting to me but quite interesting to the local clean-up crew.

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All images from HTC Droid Incredible 2. First two at Akron, Colorado; third at Fort Collins. The images are geocoded, if you look at the EXIF.

--Rik

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love the photo of your grill Rik.

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Thanks. Every time I walk by the car, the wasps are working it over. Must seem like a picnic to them!

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