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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Art of disguise - Part 5

A Rock-hopper or Cicada perfectly disguised.....

16 comments:

Andrea said...

I thought it was a tipical mediterrannean insect...
Even if I live in the north of Italy,in the hottest summers they become common in my town too.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joan: They look so different then the ones we have. The shape is certainly the same.

Craver Vii said...

Ah, what a rugged, manly look. Or is that a female?

troutbirder said...

Wow! That guy is good. Really good. Maybe the Marines should be taking notes?

blog with no name said...

Is he James Bond, or Mr. Bean? Either one, he's still a master of disguise

Becky and Gary said...

I had to look twice, but I did find it. Excellant find Joan!
B.

Firefly said...

I would have stepped on him without even knowing he is there.

Mary said...

You are really good at spotting those hard to see insects. I probalby walk past things like that all the time and don't see them. Great photos!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is great to know you have them there too Andrea.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

We do have a wonderful diversity in the species Tom and it is probably because of the warm weather here.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I forgot to look Craver. LOL!! Will make sure I do that for you next time. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am sure they can learn a lot from our bugs TB. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Sure is Mike. I think I prefer James Bond though. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Becky. I almost did not see it myself. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Me too Jonker. It is so easy to miss especially in that long grass.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Mary. It is not difficult to miss these. I guess my eye is adjusted and used to picking them up. :)