Monday, September 24, 2012

Adults have wings

Photo by Ned Harris 9/20/2012

Photo by Ned Harris 9/22/2012

Horse Lubber Grasshoppers are out and about, doing what adult insects do (see top photo). Not every species of insect has wings as an adult (but the vast majority do), but if it has wings (and it's an insect), it's an adult. The flying photo is also a Horse Lubber Grasshopper. Grasshoppers undergo 'incomplete' metamorphosis: egg - nymph (generally, nymphs look like smaller and wingless adults) - adult.

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