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Moroccan locust

By annettep38  
Thank you all so much for your kind comments and votes, it is a blessing during a hard week at work.

Spotted him last sunday, hiding in the high grass and got him before he saw me
Luckily, this is only one of them and not a whole tribe in the meadow. his name according to Drew's bug book is Dociostaurus maroccanus

Tags: Close-up and macro Locust Wildlife and nature Dociostaurus maroccanus Insects of Spain and North Africa

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18 Aug 2011 6:17PM
What a long name that tiny little bug has ,,,,
Great image

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18 Aug 2011 6:19PM
A smashing detailed capture.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
18 Aug 2011 7:23PM
Lovely closeup shot. Spot on.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 7:54PM
great comp annette brilliant detail belting colour and tones a cracker nice one Wink
18 Aug 2011 9:22PM
Lovely capture and presentation,!!!!!!!!!!
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
18 Aug 2011 9:46PM
Wonderful capture, Annette! I guess they eat these in some countries, don't they - makes me a bit queasy!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Aug 2011 10:14PM
thanks all for your comments Smile Smile
for Christina:
You're right, I rather leave them to the birds. here the locals rather have snails and frog legs... but I have seen people enjoying goannas and grubs.
18 Aug 2011 10:57PM
Well spotted and taken brill detail.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 10:08AM
Superb shot, excellent detail and tones.

Anna62 5 1 Australia
19 Aug 2011 10:23AM
How well he blends into his environment. Very well taken Annette Smile
19 Aug 2011 6:07PM
Nice macro!
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 11:12PM
Beautiful insect! IB
guler 5 Turkey
30 Oct 2011 9:30PM
Successfull macro image

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