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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ephippiger ephippiger

BBB7899 [Ephippiger ephippiger]
 
A creature that enjoys life by chirping all summer long. There are about 900 species around the world. It’s male. Females are distinguished by their ovipositor that looks like a tail. Both males and females have on their thorax a saddle-like plate that makes them easily recognizable.


Mt. Olympus: 07/06/2010, photo © Tony Taglides

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