Last week the question was: Why is the larger grasshopper giving a piggyback ride to the smaller one?
Well, this isn’t exactly a piggyback ride. These two lubber grasshoppers are mating. The smaller one is the male and the larger one is the female. After they mate, the female will lay her eggs in the soil in clusters of 3-5. The eggs, laid in the summer, will overwinter in the soil and hatch in the spring. For more info on lubbers and their life cycle, take a look at this page.
Here is this week’s question: What is wrong with this watermelon?