Saturday, July 24, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday-Locust



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The locust have been very loud this year.  Probably complaining about all the rain like the rest of us.  We have had another 6 inches since Weds AM, lots of flooding in northern Iowa.  

24 comments:

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

OMG.....it's the size of a squirrel! I guess I have never seen a photo before.

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

Wow! That's big! I've never seen one either.

Sorry to hear about all the rain and flooding!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

It's HUGE. I had never seen a picture of a locust either!

Nikki-ann said...

Wonderful shots! It blends in so well wih the foliage.

mrsnesbitt said...

I would never have thought they could grow so big! Truly amazing - certainly not something we would see here!

Michele said...

GOLLY! That is one gigantic insect! Beautiful photo!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Menacing looking critter. I have never seen one so up close and personal. Thank God! Great shots.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

There is an 'old wives' tale' that I learned when we lived in the deserts of Arizona that when the locusts are really noisy, you're gonna have a lot of rain in the future. It panned out to be true in Arizona...but is it the same all over the country you wonder.

Excellent photos!! Excellent.

Crafty Gardener said...

great photos for Camera Critters, the pattern on the locust is amazing

chubskulit said...

Oh my gosh, that's huge!

A.M.I.N.A said...

Never seen these creatures in my entire life.Thanks for sharing!

mommanator said...

yikes that is BIG!
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RNSANE said...

I don't know why but locusts have always given me the shivers...great captures because, even at the computer, I'm shivering!


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CherylK said...

I can't decide if it's beautiful or scary looking - ha! It's a fabulous capture, that's for sure.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Look at that lovely guy or gal! I love the green on it.

Guess what? I found a question mark butterfly at our university. Isn't learning new things fun?

Tricia said...

WoW! What a handsome fella! Heheheee
But I wouldn't wanna run into him in a dark alley... or anywhere else for that matter! I went outside a while ago to get some moon shots & the skeeters almost carried me away, so lucky their not as big as the locust are or they might have done just that!

Siromade said...

Wow, fantastic shot, when we're kids we use to catch that in our school playground, don't you know that in some province in the Phils. they stir fry and eat that? the brown color one only..

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Sue, gald you saw the question mark butterfly also, and glad someone identified it for us. I have only seen it the one day I took the photos.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I'm not at all sure about eating one :), to each his own I guess.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Beautiful shots of the locust!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Beautiful shots of the locust!

Tina said...

i have never been that close to a locust apart from maybe what i have saw in a zoo. creepy!

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Ciss B said...

I've seen the dead locusts, but never a live one. They really are huge!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I posted one a few weeks ago and called it a big fly. LOL...I was corrected about it.