Green Grasshopper, Eating the Best Part

I could have seen this coming, if I had known how tasty a closed hibiscus bud could be to a grasshopper.

Green Grasshopper Eating Hibiscus Bud
Green Grasshopper Eating Hibiscus Bud

I turned away for a few minutes after taking the photos in my post Green Grasshopper, Foreshadowing, with him on a leaf.  and when my attention returned to him he had moved.

Green Grasshopper Eating Hibiscus Bud
Green Grasshopper Eating Hibiscus Bud

And found lunch.

Green Grasshopper Eating Hibiscus Bud
Green Grasshopper Eating Hibiscus Bud

The closed bud was pretty dense and he was working hard to gnaw the top off.

Green Grasshopper Eating Hibiscus Bud
Green Grasshopper Eating Hibiscus Bud

9 thoughts on “Green Grasshopper, Eating the Best Part”

    1. Thanks, Belinda! He’s kind of an odd character, three days later and he’s just hanging out on that plant. I’m hoping he’s not waiting for his friends to show up and eat the rest!

    1. Thank you, Peter, glad that you liked them. He was quite accommodating, in fact he is still hanging out on that Hibiscus three days later. If he has eaten more it is not apparent.

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