Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Name this bug...


mystery bug
Originally uploaded by southsideandy
I don't know if it's a grasshopper or not...looks like it, maybe. Anyone know what "type" of grasshopper it is? I'd be curious.

Also, there are pictures up on my Flickr page of the latest garden developments, as promised, along with the major change in our curb appeal so far. Check it out!

5 comments:

denise said...

Sorry, don't know what the bug is, but I checked out your Flickr photos—lookin' good! We had Russian Sage in our old place, and it always came back, but it never really got bushy like I've seen other places. It's a hardy plant though.

I also like how you have 2 ledges on your front porch/stairs. From what I've seen, most of the time it just slopes down to the 1 ledge like ours does. I'll have to get some planters like yours at some point.

Andy said...

Hi denise,
I think, honestly, my soil is too good for Russian Sage to flourish, strangely enough. Everything I've read lately says it thrives on poor soil and dry conditions. So I'm going to see how it does and go from there...

I like having the two ledges on the wing walls--more room to sit without having to worry about someone taking your porch furniture. :) As for the planters, check out bungalowavenue on eBay...they were having a going-out-of-business sale, which is how I got these pretty cheap (relatively speaking). Not sure what's left, but it's worth checking out...they're local (Galewood neighborhood of Chicago), and really nice. At least to me they were. :)

Pauline said...

Two resources for you:

whatsthatbug.com

Garden Insects of North America: the ultimate guide to backyard bugs by Whitney Cranshaw

I checked the book and none of the grasshopper pics match your guy. I bet the guy on whatsthatbug.com will know what you've got ...

Amy said...

Andy,
You've got a Katydid Nymph on your bush. There are some great pictures on bugguide.net that perfectly match what you have here. This little guy is probably scouting out the local food supply in your front yard.

William said...

I name it "Smacky."