Egrets fly during the second One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium in the southern district of Hambantota. Picture: AFP/GETTY (via Pictures of the day: 12 November 2013 - Telegraph)
Early morning sunshine lights autumn leaves on Oct. 24, in London, England. Fine weather is expected in parts of the United Kingdom on Oct. 24. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) (via Autumn around the world 2013 - The Big Picture - Boston.com)
Chinese Bush Cricket (Gampsocleis gratiosa, Tettigonidae)
A common Beijing practice, especially amongst the older set, is to keep crickets for their song. The Chinese Bush Cricket is a large vocal species which are kept in small cages and even carried around in pockets. I have kept a couple for several months during which time they provided superb picture opportunities. They do well on a diet of carrots and the occasional mealworm. Inevitably, it is easier to find these in a pet shop than in the wild.
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
See more Chinese grasshoppers and crickets on my Flickr site HERE…..
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