First Insect of the Year

We still have snow on the ground in places. I walked around a little bit today, looking for insects.  It is still not warm yet,  just a few degrees above freezing.

I hoped to find something–a small fly, perhaps, or maybe a beetle.  Here is the only insect I found.

I posted a photo to  It seems to be the northern green-striped grasshopper, Chortophaga viridifasciata

This is the first year that the first insect I have seen outdoors is a grasshopper.  You never really know what nature is going to hand out.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to First Insect of the Year

  1. Pingback: It’s nice and warm « Minkyweasel World

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