(photo) I’m not afraid of insects though….

(July 2023) Whoa! First time I’ve seen this sort of grasshopper in Hawaii and up close. Definitely not indigenous to our islands.

I’m going to send an email this month to the University of Hawaii, maybe one of their departments can help me identify this. Yes, it surprised me! Have you seen this on your island before?

The University of Hawaii Press has many reference books available, too. I’d have to thumb through them to find a match.