Romalea microptera, 17 April 2020

Romalea microptera, the Eastern lubber grasshopper;
Volusia county, Florida (17 April 2020).

A somewhat small Eastern lubber grasshopper poised for the new season. This fairly large grasshopper species can wreak havoc on gardens. This individual is a member of a population that has lived in our cul-de-sac’s island since we moved here. 

Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

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