[Note: Tree Crickets are very elusive; if they see (or hear) you coming, they hide on the opposite side of the bush or foliage that they are on. Please note the tympanal membrane on the front leg of this specimen; it is used as a hearing mechanism… an ear.]
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Now, there’s a phrase that I never have heard (at least, in regard to insects): “tympanal membrane.” It’s a fine photo, and your words gave me a smile. I hope you’re getting a few smiles every day, too.
Lovely poem in which to start the day.
An entertaining poem and great close up. 🙂
A cheerful little poem today. 😀
So appreciate the opportunity to see this handsome creature up close and in some detail!
A whimsical lyrical verse Tom, and what a marvellous photo. Hope you are feeling a little better.
Interesting post, Tom. Is that goldenrod?
Great close-up; I never saw one stop hopping long enough so I could check it out. 🙂