Things are still really crazy around here but I did make time for this big honkin' bug. I think it is a long-horned Grasshopper but I am not totally sure about that. I do know that she (or he) is really big! I don't know if the "long-horned" refers to the back with the sword-like ovipositor or the front and the very long fine antennae. Either way, both are long. She had no wings that I could see. I found her in a bar ditch in some tall grass. Oh, and these things can bite surprisingly hard! Who knew art could be so dangerous? ha!
Ink & watercolor in the Moleskine watercolor journal.