Thursday, 8 August 2013

AirSpace Yarden - The Blue Winged Grasshopper

The Yarden continues to be a stimulus for entomological knowledge. Look at this picture, and you might not see what was sitting happily on the mallow, minding its own business. But on closer inspection you would notice the tiny blue speck, standing motionless, until a sudden spring takes you by surprise and you lose it. The Blue Winged Grasshopper , or Oedipoda caerulescens, is prevalent throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia. However, the interesting thing here is that the grasshoppers are drawn to areas of open vegetation, which is exactly the sort of terrain that characterises Stoke-on-Trent in its emptied-out, post-demolition state.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Very beautiful animal. The drawing on it's wings like a face of a cat. Whole Universe is art! :)

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