Nice shot: Who’s this little guy?

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090314i-nice-shot-grasshopper-closeupNot sure who this guy is, or why a grasshopper/cricket/whatever would be outside the Porter Square Walgreens at 1 p.m. Wednesday. (Or inside, to be fair.) It seems to be far from home and to have evolved a camouflage as a browning leaf – only slightly misguided in such an urban setting.

Can anyone identify this critter? Or at least figure out what it’s trying to buy?

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2 Responses to "Nice shot: Who’s this little guy?"

  1. Cambridge2014   Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Praying Mantis.

  2. admin   Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Right on. Three users have now identified the praying mantis (@camberville on Twitter, another by email) that I should have identified immediately by its distinctive devoutness. Thanks to all.

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