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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cereal Leaf Beetle (Oulema melanopus)

Native to Europe and Asia and has been a serious pest of cereal crops for certain areas of Europe for many years.

Adult beetles are approximately 5 mm long and have metallic looking, bluish black heads and wing covers with the thorax and legs in a rust-red color.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Angle-wing Katydid (Tettigoniids)

Tettigoniids are different from grasshoppers, the length of their filamentous antennae, may exceed their own body length, while grasshoppers' antennae are shorter.

The family Tettigoniidae, also known as katydids or bush crickets, contains more than 6,400 species. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets than to grasshoppers.