9 June 2011

Portrait of a cricket

Posted by Callan Bentley

Spied this lovely cricket while hiking the White Oak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah National Park yesterday:

I realize there’s been a pretty high bugs : rocks ratio on Mountain Beltway of late; I’m just in summer mode, I reckon. And Virginia’s arthropod profligacy keeps bringing me into contact with these extraordinary segmented denizens of the forests, soil, and air. I can’t help but photograph them… Sorry if the bugs aren’t your cup of tea!