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Two or more flying around over and near parking lot.
A gravely damaged stenopelmatid on a trail. Taxonomy has changed, I was thinking this was in the Gryllacrididae.
I was so excited to stumble upon this female tree weta during ecdysis (moulting). Amazing to see her just hanging there using gravity to help her emerge. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get very good photos as all I had was my phone and a headlamp.
Orthoptera is an order of insects with paurometabolous or incomplete metamorphosis, including the grasshoppers, crickets, cave crickets, Jerusalem crickets, katydids, weta, lubber, Acrida, and locusts. Many insects in this order produce sound (known as a "stridulation") by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. The tympanum or ear is located in the front tibia in crickets, mole crickets, and katydids, and on the first abdominal...