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Potato Bug


Potato Bug
Copyright ©2005, Ian MacDonald
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A big fat potato bug (Jerusalem Cricket). About 2" (50mm) long and as thick as a man's thumb.

Photographer: Ian MacDonald
Folder: Ian MacDonald
Uploaded: 16-May-2005 08:36 CEST
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Camera: Olympus C5050
Exposure time: 1/15
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal length: 58mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: HQ
Processing applied: Slight crop and USM.
Image resized to: 721x794

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Fat Bug

Beautifull, excelent DOF, great picture. Is this family from the grashopper?

Fonzy - at 19:48 CEST on 16-May-2005 [Reply]


Thanks for the comments Fons.

Yes, this creature is in the order Orthoptera of the Pterygota subclass which includes Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets.

We found this one in our house. They are quite common in my neck of the woods in California. My wife trapped it in a cup and I took this phote when we released him outside where he belongs.


-- Ian

Ian MacDonald at 22:35 CEST on 16-May-2005 [Reply]