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Lubber Grasshopper

romalea microptera

Description:

Large colorful grasshopper. About 2 1/2 inches in length. There is nothing graceful about this slow creature so it is a good thing it is toxic.

Habitat:

wetland vegitation

Notes:

This one is an adult. Lubbers can secrete foul chemicals no doubt derived from the plant matter they ingest. Slow, clumsy insect.

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2 Comments

pmbagga
pmbagga 9 years ago

very nice spotting. JosephSpurr

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Beautiful! Amazing colours!

JosephSpurr
Spotted by
JosephSpurr

Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2012
Submitted on Aug 11, 2012

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