Lately we’ve been inundated with grasshoppers. You can’t walk without them hopping away from you. For a while I wondered if they were cicada but decided they were just some desert verity of grasshopper. All of them have had the same tan coloration.
I have never seen such a vibrantly colored grasshopper. I’m not even sure it is a grasshopper. I’m pretty sure it is related to one though. I was unable to get a good shot of his back legs since they’re tucked in, but they’re the same bold orange as the tips of his antenna.
Well whatever he is he’s a colorful thing.