In biology, a nymph is the immature form of some invertebrates, particularly insects, which undergoes gradual metamorphosis (hemimetabolism) before reaching its adult stage. Unlike a typical larva, a nymph’s overall form already resembles that of the adult. In addition, while a nymph molts it never enters a pupal stage. Instead, the final molt results in an adult insect. This adorable grasshopper nymph can’t be more than an 1/4 of an inch long including his antennae. He had no trouble eventually jumping over this seemingly huge drop of water. I captured this little fella in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ USA with my Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 85mm (105mm coming soon!) macro lens.