Roy's Postcards: 1986/11/15

Inscription:

Leonard, Frances and I went to the National Museum of Natural History and went to the Insect Zoo. We saw lots of lovely insects.

Postcard back:

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

Leonard's comments:

Awesome grasshopper.

See also: smithsonian



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