Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

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Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Romalea microptera
The Eastern lubber grasshopper is well known in Florida and nearby states for its size, color, and large gatherings. The three-inch long, flightless insect has bright colors to warn predators of its toxicity. Its populations sometimes grow large enough to cause serious damage to citrus and vegetable crops.
Fact file:

Longevity: 6 months

Habitat: Woodlands and fields

Diet: Plants

Current Range: Southeastern United States