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The Fly
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Insect identification. Reply with quote

I saw the following insect outside my door and can't name it.
I used see them in the bog 50 years ago.












Thanks a lot
I don't think it's related to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure it's not your Grandad, Fly?

Looks like a common field grasshopper to me but I'm no expert.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you kindredspirit


I might get a DNA test.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bottom picture is common field grasshopper presume top is same fellow.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Greengage
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly does look like a grass hopper but I don't know enough about them to say which one.

I went to an insect physiology lecture last summer, it was probably the best lecture I've ever been at so I do know some interesting but disturbing facts about the little fellas. That's no good for identifying them though.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/photos/krasensky/common-field-grasshopper-0625.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/common-field-grasshopper-photo-4529.html&h=413&w=550&sz=112&tbnid=EudvprLsCAzGoM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=120&zoom=1&usg=__HB8rKZpz0Mv03rlnxvg-xzIV8Ys=&docid=sn4S9SNZPue8NM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=k0xdUfCBGYiRhQf23oD4AQ&sqi=2&ved=0CC8Q9QEwAQ&dur=586
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