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Cute little long-horned grasshopper

Cute little long-horned grasshopper
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature's cutest, Joe's Favourites 2, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-27 11:47
Viewed: 6242
Points: 44
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Seem to be a cute and tiny grasshopper that I would like to share with you all.
May the the mating season is over. I saw many young tiny insects this past weekend. This one look like grasshopper to me. Just don't know a mature or young one. Help in ID would be grateful.

From Wikipedia

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Exopterygota
Order: Orthoptera (grasshoppers, katydids and crickets)

The Orthoptera (from the Greek orthos = "straight" and pteron = "wing"). Many insects in this order produce sound (known as a "stridulation") by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. Their ears, located in the front legs, are interconnected in such a way that they are able to locate each other by sound.

Orthopterans have two pairs of wings; the forewings are narrower than the hind wings and hardened at the base. They are held overlapping the abdomen at rest. The hind wing is membranous and held folded fan-like under the forewings when at rest. They have mandibulate mouthparts, large compound eyes, antennae length varies with species. Their hind legs are enlarged for jumping.

Added on 31 Dec 2011

Suborder: Ensifera - Long-horned Orthoptera (Long-horned Grasshoppers ตักแตนหนวดยาว)
Family: Tettigoniidae
Subfamily:Conocephalus maculatus (Le Guillou, 1841)
Species: C. maculatus (nymph)

Thanks rubyfantacy for the ID

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-27 11:52]

Hi Jitti

Great shot and very artistic, I think you have to see it this size to get the full effect. The detail is great and the colours are lovely with a excellent blurry BG.

Regards Hilary :)

Hi Jitti.
I am admired by colors of your picture. A magnificent and excellently blurred background, crisp and rich colours of grasshopper, great details and very amazing right-angled construction of the picture. Perfect work. My compliments.

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  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2006-08-27 12:05]

Hi Jitti

excellent shot but ID to species level will be very difficult

all I can say: it's a juvenile katydid (Tettigoniidae), perhaps a cone head (Conocephalinae)

just wait a few weeks and take a picture of an adult ! :))



Hi Jitti,
I don't know its ID but I think she is very cute indeed. Lightning, composition and POV are great. I love those details and colors. TFS,

great compo, very good details, sharpness and saturation, well done, great photo :)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-27 13:24]

Hi Jitti,
What an small and rare grasshopper! Lovely animal and very good composition and bg.
TFS, José M.

Hello JC,
Oh yeah, he's cute all right!
Never seen, this is a first time and very pleasant indeed...
You are very good at finding interesting subjects for us in the rain forest of Central Thailand!
Thanks & Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-27 14:55]

Hallo Jitti,
a nice picture of this tiny and fragile grasshopper. It looks rather lost in the 'universe'. Nice composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-27 15:02]

Very cute. Nice composition and excellent colours. Really interesting to see

Hahaha, that's soooo cute, Jitti,
I love it - is it realy a grasshopper? I have never seen a red one. Also the drops are beautiful here, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Jitti,
Sorry No help with the ID, but I love the shot. He is a tiny but very colorful little guy. The composition and framing look great. Excellent color saturation with nice detail.
Very interesting looking fellow.

Hi Jetti
Tu nous envoies encore une merveilleuse photo en macro de toute beautée.Les couleurs ainsi que les teintes sont d'une grande beautées, même chose pour la composition et le BG
Bravo pour cette belle présentation...JP

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-27 17:37]

Hello Jitti,
wonderful composition, I like the diagonal line across this photo very much. Nice OOF BG lets the main subject stand out very well. Great contrasting colors and lovely detail.
Very well done.

Hello Jitti,

What a wonderful picture and a superb composition you are offering us here! The twig cannot be more horizontal! The bg is great and enhanced very well the picture! Look at those antennas for a so small grasshopper! Excellent job and TFS,


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-08-28 8:58]

Hi Jitti,
great macro, beautiful colours and DOF. Unusual insect. Good composition. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-28 9:33]

Diminuta, bella y contrastante langosta, con excelente nitidez y colorido.
Una bella y estética composición con perfecto DOF y POV, además de un fondo muy adecuado.
Saludos... Ricardo

Tiny, beautiful and contrasting grasshopper, with excellent sharpness and coloring.
Beautiful and aesthetic composition with perfect DOF and POV, besides a very appropriate bottom.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-08-28 10:15]
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Hi Jitti!
Probably you've found a new grasshopper... Anyway it's an interestig creature. I just wander how it can jump with so big antenae?!
I see that beneath the leaf are some eggs, aren't they?

Hello, great compo with interesting POV.
Colors and details are good.

(poins tomorrow)

Hi Jitti !
I have never seen a red grasshopper before, and it looks so tiny ! And it is a cute little thing. Excellent details and beautiful colors, I love the contrast between the red insect and the green BG. Outstanding composition, POV and DOF. Very well done !

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-31 12:32]

Hi Jitti
Wow great shot. Great composition. Good colours, sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done my friend


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-18 15:31]

Super zdjêcie. Dobry kadr i fantastyczne t³o. Dobrze zrobione.

Hello Jitti!
The picture is fantastic! I like a lot great vivid colours of this small larva of Orthoptera species (it would be really nice to know what species it is :>). Bravo also for the composition - it is simple great. POV and DOF are also very good.
The only thing I would like to change is to reduce a little noises :)
Anyway, very beautyful presentation!
Greetings from rainy Lodz!

hi Jitti,
such a nice photograph. the framing is too good. Peter (batu) is quite correct. it really looks lost in the universe! :)

well but, this is not a grasshopper, it's a bush-cricket nymph. both grasshoppers and crickets belong to the same order: Orthoptera, but they are quite different in structure and behaviour.
the adults are green-brown in colour.

the ID of this species is 'Conocephalus Melas'. they are from 'Tettigoniidae' family.


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