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Cricket on a stick

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Okay, an ornamental grass stalk, but the ick in stick sounds good with the ick in cricket. And you can say ick if you want to because the cricket was dead. How its remains could stick to the stalk when I raised it and moved it around to get good angles for pictures, I don’t know. (I didn’t get a crick in my neck, either.) How I even noticed the cricket in the first place low on a landscaped plant in a parking lot in Cedar Park on September 14th while walking back to my car, I also don’t know.

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October 1, 2016 at 4:48 AM

Cricket and goldenrod

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From the goldenrod (Solidgo spp.) flowers in the background I take the dry plant to be goldenrod as well, and from what seems to be an ovipositor I take the cricket to be a female. Why it had one wing splayed to the side and its two rear legs stuck out in the air, I don’t know. Or maybe I do: the two frontmost legs on the left side appear truncated or bent sharply back toward the body, so perhaps the cricket was dead. Yes, that would also explain why it didn’t move while I took pictures of it.

Today’s photograph is from September 29th near the intersection of E. Stassney Ln. and Burleson Rd. in southeast Austin.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 23, 2015 at 4:50 AM

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