Growing Giant Grasshopper

Giant grasshopper nymph (Valanga irregularis)
Immature Giant Grasshopper, Valanga irregularis

As the Wet settles in, the plants are growing like crazy and the herbivores take full advantage. When this young one has moulted another time or two, sex will become as important as food (see this photo, for instance) but the one imperative of a Giant Grasshopper nymph is very simple: Munch!

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