Far from being a plague of locusts, one lonely grasshopper had the whole meal to himself. I was deadheading the phlox when I noticed this fellow hanging onto the flowers. He didn’t move in the slightest and after a while I thought he might be dead. I had a closer look and he wiggled an antenna to wave “hi” to me.
I ran for my camera and asked him to smile. He did, and he held very still while I played with my macro setting and tried to focus.
I wouldn’t want him landing on me or getting tangled in my hair, but just to look at, I don’t mind him.
How do you feel about grasshoppers? Are they as scary to you as other insects might be?