Larry wanted to go out Friday night. Since it rained all day Friday, our expectation was high that we would find something interesting. We sort of - but then, I had battery drain and really having difficulty locating interesting insects. So we left. We did find, though, several moms hanging onto their egg sacs. I returned today (Sunday) to get better photos but could not locate a single one. I did find a neat and friendly jumper and then later a wonderful friendly praying mantis.
Here is the jumper. Each pair of eyes is a different size. I had difficulty keeping this guy out of my lens hood - so friendly.
A hairless palp. Someone suggested this was a regenerated palp - perhaps.
From the side. With the eyes, I had lots of practice focusing
From the side
From the front
From the side - look at the difference in size between the left most eye and the smaller eye that is above a front looking eye
This is probably the best image to appreciate the size differences in the eyes - left most small, to the right a very small one that is behind a larger front looking eye and then the front eyes about double size
From the side again
A pink flower
A grasshopper eating a heliconia something
Then a small praying mantis on a heliconia stalk
Walking across my fingers
Looking at me
Cleaning his foot
A side look
A closer look
Looking at me again
C. Frank Starmer