TITLE Roy's Postcards: Postcard from 1986/11/15 RSS http://www.crummy.com/writing/postcards/rss.xml STYLE http://www.crummy.com/writing/postcards/postcards.css
Roy's Postcards: 1986/11/15
Leonard, Frances and I went to the National Museum of Natural History and went to the Insect Zoo. We saw lots of lovely insects.
Cone-headed grasshoppers, Copiphora Rhinoceros, are found in Central South America. These grasshoppers feed on seeds but may be predacious on small insects. The males make a loud calling song to attract the females for mating.
Photograph by Chip Clark
See also: smithsonian