Wow what a bizare looking creature , looks more like a grasshopper. I also have a jumping cockroach I found in my rainforest , but it still remains undescribed but it looks more like a conventional roach and doesn`t have big back legs , yet the adult and even first instar nymphs can jump , the nymphs remind me of flees the way they jump around , just amazing what is out there . Mine the female bears live young and has two generations of offspring now 20 in each clutch , so can obviously store the male sperm as there was only a female and 20 young in the box before the second batch appeared .
I'll bet there is a lot of bizarre species in seldom studied areas. I collect mostly in Brazoria County, Texas & have found that there are no records of even several common species in this county. It's nice to find the uncommon ones, also.
Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. - - Mark Twain
Post by starlightcriminal on Sept 15, 2011 6:48:16 GMT -8
Yes, not to puff ourselves up here but Entomology is one of the fields where lots of amateur attention can benefit professionals greatly. So many bugs, so few entomologists. It's not unlike astronomy in this way. My area even has a good density of professional entomologists and still there are things that are as yet undocumented.