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Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (nymphs)

Romalea microptera

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oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago
Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (nymphs)
Romalea microptera Eastern Lubber Grasshopper - Romalea microptera - BugGuide.Net


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13 Comments

LiamSullivan
LiamSullivan 8 years ago

How long do they live? Are they indigenous to the SW Florida area or are they an invasive species to the area?

LiamSullivan
LiamSullivan 8 years ago

Ok the Picts I took are almost a month old, so I just took some more. The red stripe on the back seems to be turning yellow. I'm trying to post these Picts now.

LiamSullivan
LiamSullivan 8 years ago

@asergio, will do.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

That is a very interesting spoting, Liam. Try to follow them, and notice the deep changes they go through. Bellow is the link for some grasshopper nymphs of the same genus:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/830...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Uau!!!

LiamSullivan
LiamSullivan 8 years ago

Thanks oxyjack!

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

Here are some clustering on plants just after hatching. The descriptions says they start out very red, and darken to black in a few days. http://bugguide.net/node/view/43432/bgim...

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

Here's another from the black and red stage: http://bugguide.net/node/view/519209/bgi...

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

They go through several color morphs as they progress to the adult stage.

LiamSullivan
LiamSullivan 8 years ago

Eastern lubber... I'm not so sure about the colors, are not the same. However, I'm no pro, I am probably wrong.
@jordankc9 they were hanging out on the cable TV line post.

jordankc9
jordankc9 8 years ago

Omg why are there so many?!

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

Cool spotting!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Interesante aglomerancion de saltamontes bella linea roja

LiamSullivan
Spotted by
LiamSullivan

Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 19, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012

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