not russia related

Last of the Summer’s Insects

As autumn descends upon the land, the last of summer’s insects have left the fields, seeking shelter from the coming cold.

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An antlion (?) on the side of a shed.

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A very late cicada, which will likely die a bachelor.

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I found a conehead katydid trapped inside an office building. I picked him up to take him outside…

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…And he hissed at me. Not the most grateful insect, is he?

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A fuzzy caterpillar of unknown species.

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A three-inch-long grasshopper out on the sidewalk. If you look closely, you’ll notice it has lost its antennae. The quad was mowed today; that’s probably how it lost them.

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3 thoughts on “Last of the Summer’s Insects

  1. J.T., you are so brave. I’m afraid of insects, I hate even flies 🙂
    and you hold them in your palms! 0_0 And now I feel sorry for the poor grasshopper. How will it do without its antennae?

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    • Привет, Ольга!
      I’m not sure what’s become of the grasshopper, but hopefully it’s still hopping around…and bumping into stuff a lot. A grasshopper’s eyes are very simple, only registering the difference between light and dark, so they’re not very useful for finding one’s way!

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