The Mexican Generals (the big black and yellow and orange grasshoppers) are starting to show up since the rains have slowed down. I’m not seeing very many in our yard this year, or on the roads, where they sometimes make a crunchy blanket. I’m not sorry, as one year, they ate up the leaves and new buds on our rose tree.
If those are the generals, I guess this guy must be a foot soldier. Or maybe the prototype for the Smiley Face emoticon! ;->
If you click on his face, he will get slightly bigger and you can see his toenails!