Grasshopper hide and seek

A grasshopper on a fence

I spotted this grasshopper on the fence surrounding Upolu Airport. When I got my camera out, the grasshopper edged to one side to keep the wire fence between us. I moved that way, the grasshopper moved back. We did this a few times, during which I was able to get these photos, before I left him in peace.

9 thoughts on “Grasshopper hide and seek

        1. Graham Post author

          Well, I guess they’re becoming a nuisance by being very noisy frogs. Their call can reach 100 decibels, which is louder than many power tools and lawn equipment. They hail from Puerto Rico and are thought to have arrived here in the 1980s on plant imports.


            1. Graham Post author

              No, though it is all about attracting mates and repelling competitors. You won’t be surprised to hear that it’s the males that make all the noise!


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