Just a Moment – 7

A Friday ritual inspired by other blogs. A single photo from this past week…. few no words…. just a moment captured in time. If you feel inspired to share…. leave a link in the comments with your moment.} My thanks to Life with Nin for inspiring {just a moment}.

Wednesday I drove from Sierra Vista to Green Valley to visit my Aunt Violet. Along the entire route I saw many black moving objects crossing the road. At first I thought they might be tarantulas, but they are usually a spring sighting and only occasional. When I saw one of the objects fly up in front of me, though, I knew I had to stop for a closer look …

Thanks to my cousin Roberta over at Growing With Science, I now know that it is a Horse Lubber Grasshopper, or Taeniopoda eques.

Amazing colors and size!


  1. Carol

    He is amazing.

  2. Missus Wookie

    Oh isn’t he gorgeous! Love the colouring.

  3. Tracy

    How big was he–looks enormous! Such beautiful colors.

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