Nov 18, 2009

Assumptions

Anyone know what kind of grasshopper this is? Of course, I'm assuming it's a grasshopper, and not some stone effigy exhumed from an archeological dig. Or maybe a top-secret government robotic drone sent out to collect data on its citizens. Or maybe just a simple insect with an urge to bury its mandibles in my jugular.

UPDATE: Edward thinks this is a Pamphagid, and I'm inclined to believe him.

Photo source: Amihayb

13 comments:

Pastrami said...

I know what that is-RUN! Run for your life!

The Forest Minstrel said...

Holy cow! I'm not sure, but I think I saw it on a sci-fi movie recently! It took out the Terminator, if I'm not mistaken! o.0*

Mare said...

He looks a little...sad. Maybe he just needs some love. :-)

Dudel said...

Other then adding "It might be a locust" to this, I got nothing.

Ashleigh Mayes said...

I wanna give him a big not-afraid-of-you hug!!

ivan said...

nice article

Edward Baker said...

Pamphagid. Where from?

BLOGitse said...

autch, it looks like a warrior!

DangGina said...

oh...my...goodness. that makes me feel sick, that does. i'm afraid of the regular old grasshoppers. i fear this one may star in a nightmare tonight...

Roni said...
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Bonus said...

very nice article (:

Roni said...

looks like a cross between a locust and a stone grasshopper

Ellen said...

He looks like he should be guarding a fortress somewhere. Very somber and uptight, I think!