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
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