Insects at the World Cup


Grasshopper Celebrates Columbia Goal At World Cup
Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters

James Rodriguez of Columbia scored on a penalty kick and celebrated oblivious to the large grasshopper perched on his arm. The grasshopper joined the celebration by waving its antennae. On an interesting note, the Dirty Tackle misidentified the grasshopper as a praying mantis, resulting in a flurry of outrage from the “Entomologically Correct” crowd.

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Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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1 Response to Insects at the World Cup

  1. David Rentz says:

    Looks like a Tropidacris species!

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