It is a small light greenish katydid with distinctly huge eyes. They are known to be predatory. The wings of mature adults are reduced, although the males used their forewings to produce stridulation to attract females. Long movable spines or spurs on fore tibiae are thought to be used for hunting. The biology of the species, or the subfamily for that matter, is still poorly known.
The adult Giant Green Slantface grasshopper is green in colour with brown strips on its head. Its head is in cone shape and with short and flat antennae. Its pair of hind legs are long and spindly.
Grasshopper Nymphs can be found in brown form or in green form.
Their nymphs look similar to the adults except smaller and no wings. Because of their wingless and slender body, they may be mistaken as Morabines.
They usually active after sun set. The grasshopper feed on long blade grass.
The grasshopper has the long cone head and slant face, this explained why they are called. Also notice its flat antenna.
This Longheaded Grasshopper is a slow moving insect. Although the adult grasshoppers are fully developed wings. They are poor flyers. They fly for short distance, about one to two meters, then drop and hide on floor. They make buzzing sound when in flight.
Their long legs are not strong, merely for walking between grass, and they do not jump very well neither. The grasshoppers depend on its camouflage colour to avoid predators. When they hide in grasses, they hardly be seen.
When disturbed, they opens their wings to make noise and shows the pink-red abdomen under its wings as the secondary defence (the first defence is camouflage).
A cute looking cockroach that can roll into a ball Taken at night in Singapore Here's how it look like when roll into a ball farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/65…
Quote blattodea-culture-group.org/co… Cockroaches (order Blattodea) are a group of largely omnivorous insects with incomplete metamorphosis which together with the carnivorous praying mantids (order Mantodea) form the superorder Dictyoptera. It is thought that cockroaches split from the common ancestor they shared with the mantids during the Lower Cretaceous about 140 million years ago. The cockroach-like species ("roachoids") with external ovipositors (egg laying tubes) which existed before this split, originated as far back as the Upper Carboniferous period some 315 million years ago. Recent studies (e.g., Inward, Beccaloni & Eggleton, 2007; Eggleton, Beccaloni & Inward, 2007) have shown that the termites are actually a lineage of cockroaches (epifamily Termitoidae) and not a separate order of insects as previously thought. Termites are most closely related to the wood-feeding cockroaches of the genus Cryptocercus, with which they share many structural characters and behavioural traits. Although termites are cockroaches we are only concerned here with the six families of 'true' cockroaches: Nocticolidae, Polyphagidae, Blattidae, Cryptocercidae, Blattellidae and Blaberidae.
To date approximately 4,500 cockroach species have been named and there are probably at least twice this number still to be discovered worldwide. Although most species are found in the tropics a few occur in temperate regions. There are about 130 native European cockroaches and, perhaps surprisingly, new species are still being discovered in this well studied region.
Regrettably most people seem to regard all cockroaches as offensive and destructive vermin. However, this reputation is deserved by less than 30 species (< 1% of the total) - the vast majority being secretive insects which never associate with man. As a group cockroaches exhibit a remarkable diversity of size, form, coloration and behaviour and occupy a very wide range of habitats from caves to mountains, from rainforests to deserts.
The most unusual parental care is exhibited by species in the blaberid subfamilies Epilamprinae and Perisphaerinae. Thorax porcellana, a species of the former subfamily from India, carries its young (i.e. nymphs) under its domed forewings for their first two instars. The nymphs obtain liquid food from specialized pores on the upper surface of their mother's abdomen and they also pierce her cuticle with their specialized sharp mandibles and feed on her blood (haemolymph)! Species of the genus Perisphaerus (Perisphaerinae) from South-East Asia and Australasia have a somewhat similar mother-offspring relationship. When the nymphs are born they are white, blind and have strange tube-like mouthparts, which are unique amongst cockroaches. The mother has four apertures at the bases of her mid- and hind legs into which the mouthparts of the nymphs exactly fit and the nymphs are believed to suck up a nutrient 'milk' from these pores. The nymphs cling beneath the mother's body for the first two instars and only in the third instar do they develop normal eyes and body pigmentation.
Hey everyone! Back to painting some environments. Theres nothing i'd rather do on a friday night than to pick up my wacom tablet and paint something. Environments have always been my area of interest and i definitely hope to be able to take up an industrial design course in the future. This piece was done in photoshop CS5 and i tried to avoid photo textures as well. Cheers!
Here I present you my new OC : Célia ! Age : 19 Hair : red Eyes: brown
(au passage joyeux nouvel an chinois !)
Alors, un peu d'explications sur elle peut être?
C'est la cousine d'Estelle, un caractère bien trempé, désinvolte, très peu soucieuse des règles, elle aime s'amuser et déteste qu'on lui dicte quoi faire... Elle s'entend plutôt mal avec Estelle d'ailleurs qui a toujours voulut lui dicter une conduite.
Née sous le signe du dragon, elle aime jouer avec le feu (dans tous les sens du terme), c'est une magicienne, illusioniste à ses heures perdues~~