Meet Spike, the newest pet in the family!
Spike was found crawling around our courtyard. Actually, she was crawling up the glass door, getting away from our cats.
After a bit of research, it turns out that Spike is a pretty neat grasshopper. She is a Red-Eyed Devil, fairly common for this area. Thank you to Dr. Chris Sansone with Texas A&M Entomology for identification and links.
Here are a couple more shots to see her coloring a bit better, and get an idea of size. The hand is my 10 year old daughter’s.
Anyhow, the best part, and most unique thing about this grasshopper? She’s carnivorous!