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Silent Slant-faced Grasshopper

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I like an insect that you can pick up and make friends with; like this magnificent Silent Slant-faced Grasshopper (Subfamily Acridinae). Isn't he a beauty? I've just picked him up from among those wild oats down there and he's taking being handled gently with equanimity. That's right, you sit up there on my shoulder – pirates have parrots, why shouldn't I have a grasshopper?

Taken from this week's #CreteNature Blog: Welcome to the Wildlife Hotel

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