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Koppie Foam Grasshopper (Dictyophorus spumans), The red warning colours indicate that this Grasshopper is poisonous. When threatened, it produces highly toxic foam.

... a Grasshopper was hopping about... An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. "Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?" / "I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same." ... When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food... while it saw the ants distributing every day corn... It is best to prepare for the days of necessity…

Cyclosternum fasciatum, commonly known as Costa Rican Tiger Rump, is a species of a new-world tarantula native to Costa Rica and Guatemala. This is a terrestrial species with a maximum legspan of 12 centimetres (4.7 in), which makes it a rather small tarantula species, yet it is one of the largest of its genus.

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© jimmy hoffman Grasshopper(Anacridium aegypticum) on Convolvulus.What has he done wrong this time?

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Jumping spider macro by Tomas Rak