21 February 2011

MrCrickett


Meet Mr. Crickett. He is the better half, okay make that The Mate, of Ms. Crickett. I know it is quite late for their Valentine story but things are always late in this part of the world. I almost did not see him when I was giving the garden a bath, but there he was!
He wears a cool camouflage and blends well with the variegated plants. I thought he is dead but when I peered closer he seemed to be smiling at me.

Of course I am just imagining it. But am I?

When MrC turned around he gave me a good view of his icky, okay make that 'hairy' back (eww!) that made me itch just by watching it. Of course I did not dare touch him to find out.

Some days are spent just watching night serenaders having their break. It was almost dusk when I took MrC's photographs so I wonder what time he will start his night singing and when and where he will meet MrsC for their all night karaoke gig.

I never found out because the next day, they were nowhere in sight!

For Lisa's Macro Monday and CameraCritters.

UPDATED! Just found out that what I thought Mr Crickett is turns out that he (and MsCrickett) are actually related to MsHigad and all the other moths in Heaven! Oh forgive this ignorant city gal! Thanks Amila!

13 comments:

Amila Kanchana said...

What a nice post and awesome photos! They are hawk moths, I once posted a photo that I took of a similar one on my blog too.

Ann said...

The crickets here are black, and this is the season.

Jama said...

A great camouflage,I almost thought it's just a leaf.

Annelie said...

Great macro, really cool images!

Elisabeth said...

Great to see Mr. Crickett!! Lovely photos.

Don't Bug Me! said...

The colours and pattern on that moth are gorgeous!

Karen said...

Neat shots. Our crickets are black.

EG Wow said...

I very much like your photos of the critter and leaves. The colours are awesome!

Kala said...

Nice details of the cricket!

Marie said...

Neat photos -- I've never seen one this close up I must say -- probably just as well since bugs can make me rather itchy myself -- although my kids love them :-)

Mike B. said...

That is one heck of a beautiful moth!

Margaret said...

Wow. Fantastic capture!

Self Sagacity said...

I can't believe those are his real wings! Such wonderful closeups@