Yesterday, as I was cutting part of the dogs' yard with the Weed-Eater, I came across a bug that I have never seen before. It looked like a grasshopper or locust, but one that had on war paint. I have never seen one this color before. He or she was beautiful. Here, take a look:
Sorry, the above picture is a little out of focus. I guess the camera focused on a piece of grass. This next one is a little clearer:
Ain't he cute? Black with yellow, red, and orange stripes. I also tried laying my camera down on the ground next to it and snapping a picture, but again, it decided to focus on the grass. My camera must be addicted to grass (grin).
Anyway, you all get an idea of how pretty and unique this hopper was. Maybe he (or she) was on its way to Hollywood to get into the movies?? OK, I guess I got carried away. It is just a bug, right? Now, I hope none of you get buggy but instead, have a great day, you hear?
PS, my wife looked it up and found its name. It is a Southern Lubber grasshopper. Here is a link for more information on it: http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Southeastern-Lubber-Grasshopper , or you could just Google it and see what you find.