Gravel Grasshopper

grasshopper marked like its gravel substrate, f. Acrididae, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Heavily grazed habitat on a rocky slope, Voi, Kenya. 28 May 2017.

Notice the detail of the markings on the grasshopper vs. the multicolored gravel upon which it is sitting! Again, a result of generation after generation escaping the sharp eyesight of the many birds hunting them.

Acrididae -- Grasshopper Family, subfamily Acridinae

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