2022 October 22 evening
Mike Yip sends a photograph of a grasshopper from Nanoose. He writes: “When I first saw this creature flying by I thought it might be a moth. It had black wings with a yellow border and finally landed about 50 m away. When I finally got a clear view it turned out to be a grasshopper.”
This is the Carolina Grasshopper, often known colloquially as the Mourning Cloak Grasshopper, since it can be mistaken in flight for that butterfly.
Dissosteira carolina (Orth.: Acrididae) Mike Yip
Here are some more creatures of the night, photographed by Ian Cooper.
Harvestman (Opiliones) Ian Cooper
Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber (Isopoda – Porcellionidae)
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba (Lep.: Noctuidae) Ian Cooper