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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2009, 20:18 PM »
Mini hoover, what a great idea Lisa, where's the Argos catalogue :biggrin:
Absolutely right though Nick, teneral (immature) dragonfly wings are fragile structures
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2009, 21:15 PM »
teneral...no te acostarás sin saber una cosa más
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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2009, 15:41 PM »
Hi all,

Sue has just updated the Egyptian grasshopper page... Lots of images of nymphs and at the bottom one being consumed by a mantis with bits of body in the area.... ewwww
http://www.wildsideholidays.com/natural/insects-and-creepy-crawlies/95-crickets-grasshoppers-and-bush-crickets/305-egyptian-grasshopper-anacridium-aegyptium-langosta-egipcia.html
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2009, 19:32 PM »
Hi Clive & Sue,

Great update to the Egyptian Grasshopper article, what an amazing shot of the Alien v Predator, sorry Mantis v Grasshopper! Size wise it looks an uneven contest in favour of the Egyptian, but I guess the Mantis is the more agressive predator. It really is great timing to capture that scene, complete with both inside leg markings on display.

As a matter of interest, what plant/vegetable is the young green Egyptian Grasshopper on, it looks very unusual?

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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2009, 20:21 PM »
Hi Steve,
we were amazed to see this Praying Mantis with such a large meal in her grasp! I can add that she has definately put on weight over night  :biggrin: but has been in hunting mode all day rather than sleeping it off.

The small green grasshopper nymph was working his way through the vegetable patch and here is on a Kohlrabi. Our largest 'crop' of these grasshoppers are concentrated on an orange tree where their damage is negligable, you can often hear them munching away.
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2009, 10:30 AM »
I missed this one, love the colourful nymphs  :clapping:
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