I Am The Grass

Long Winged Cone-head - Conocephalus discolor female

This bush-cricket is the female Long Winged Cone-head Conocephalus discolor, and she so enjoyed playing hide-and-seek with me in the long grasses of the local meadow back in the summer. It was kind of frustrating for me after a while for every time I tried to get her better side she would swivel around the grass stalk so all I got was the shot above. I couldn’t believe how even her tiny feet and knees (although not technically called knees) closely mimicked the form and colour of the little blemishes on the blade of grass she was gripping so tightly and was hiding behind.

Long Winged Cone-head - Conocephalus discolor female

In the end, with some perseverance, I did manage to get her good side as she tired of the game.

Long Winged Cone-head - Conocephalus discolor female

Please double click for a closer look of her good side, or any side for that matter.

August 2017, Staffordshire, England.

26 thoughts on “I Am The Grass

    1. Thank you, David πŸ™‚ I do enjoy going out in the summer fields, but it is just a pleasant memory now as winter gets closer.


    1. Thank you, Belinda πŸ™‚ This must have been the fifth or sixth cricket I tried to snap. The rest got lost amongst the grasses, so quite challenging.

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  1. She must have been wondering who the human was moving about her randomly! Perhaps she thought to tire you out Pete!?

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  2. I agree with quietwordsite, your patience paid off. What lovely photos. She’s really clinging on to the grass in the first image.

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