A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
How long do they live? Are they indigenous to the SW Florida area or are they an invasive species to the area?
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.
@asergio, will do.
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:
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...
Here's another from the black and red stage: http://bugguide.net/node/view/519209/bgi...
They go through several color morphs as they progress to the adult stage.
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.
Omg why are there so many?!
Interesante aglomerancion de saltamontes bella linea roja
Spotted on Apr 19, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012