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Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Romalea microptera

Description:

Distinguished by huge size and vivid yellow/red/black coloration, with hind wings red bordered black. Flightless. Dark red to black nymph (juvenile) with contrasting yellow to red stripes, also distinctive.

Habitat:

Open pinewoods, fields, roadsides,weedy vegetation and weedy fields, lawns, croplands, moist areas. Sometimes these grasshoppers live in sewers, since grass and other food sources accumulate there.

Notes:

native to the southeastern and south central portion of the United States. It is the most distinctive grasshopper species within the southeastern United States. Romalea guttata occurs west of North Carolina to Tennessee, in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, and throughout Florida (all year), though not as common in winter.

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Eastern Lubber grasshopper
Romalea microptera

4 Comments

tibiprada
tibiprada a year ago

MayraSpringmann; thanks ...!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Fantastic! Great capture!

tibiprada
tibiprada a year ago

DebLongLookabill: great ... thank you so much :-)

tibiprada
tibiprada a year ago

Waiting for an IDea !

Florida, USA

Lat: 26.08, Long: -80.77

Spotted on Sep 22, 2011
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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