Cricket on a white anthurium

A beetle on an anthurium flower in Hawaii
A beetle on an anthurium flower in Hawaii

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Macro or Close-ups.’ See more responses here.

I saw this cricket climbing up the spadix of a white anthurium at Hawai’i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden. As it neared the top, I zoomed in for a close up. I haven’t been able to find out what kind of cricket it is (open to suggestions), but I was very taken by its extravagantly long antennae.

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Updated 9-17-2022: Thanks to Forest and Kim Starr at Hawaii Insect ID for pointing out this is probably a cricket, though exactly which kind remains unknown.


15 thoughts on “Cricket on a white anthurium

  1. kzmcb

    You’ve caught those long antennae really well and I love the two shots for perspective. The critter has beautiful colours although its stance is familiar, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one before.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Glad you liked it, Terri. I liked the way the spadix came out, too. I posted the photo on a local insect ID site and have now heard that this is probably a cricket. Makes sense when I look at that back leg!

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