Fascinating Insects - The nymph Tettigonia viridissima?

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The nymph Tettigonia viridissima?.

This question arose when I saw this insect.

That it was a nymph left no doubt.

There were no wings on the body of the insect.

But, friends, look. this creature lacks hind, powerful, pushing legs, like a grasshopper.

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It was a cool September 2018 morning.

I took the kids to school and decided to check out one glade on the edge of town.

Then, one might say, I was just starting my way in the blockchain and was looking for suitable photographic material.

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Autumn was early and the plants were already ready for winter and it was strange for me to see an insect, or rather a nymph, sitting on a dried inflorescence.

The nymph was motionless.

Morning coolness constrained her movements and I could examine her carefully.

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I have not seen anything like this before.

Brown color, shapes resembling a grasshopper, huge antennae, but there were significant differences.

Look at the back pair of paws, which, we are used to seeing in grasshoppers, was simply absent.

This grasshopper looked more like a cockroach in limb structure than a grasshopper.

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Then, and now, I could not determine the type of this insect, I voice, only, my guesses.

I hope that thanks to the Fascinating Insects community, this white spot in my knowledge will cease to exist.

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I carefully examined that clearing, but I did not find there any more insects and relatives of this ghost.

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Everything that happened was more like a mistake of nature than something natural.

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Photos taken with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 camera
I edited a photo in the program PhotoDirector, which I also installed on my smartphone.

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