Category: Orthoptera

Atlanticus gibbosus, 11 May 2020

Atlanticus gibbosus, the Robust shield back; Volusia county, Florida (11 May 2020). One of my favorite ‘hoppers, this is a Robust shield back, a wickedly savvy little katydid of Family Tettigoniidae. Very distinctive and in contrast to its larger, greener katydid cousins. Learn more about…

Microcentrum rhombifolium, 29 April 2020

Microcentrum rhombifolium, the Greater anglewing; Volusia county, Florida (29 April 2020). A better angle of a Greater angling climbing up our back patio screen; imagine is rotated, of course.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Microcentrum rhombifolium, 29 April 2020

Microcentrum rhombifolium, the Greater anglewing; Volusia county, Florida (29 April 2020). We have a fairly decent array of katydid biodiversity in our neighborhood. We’ve had a few Greater angoewings show up these past few years. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Microcentrum rhombifolium, 29 April 2020

Microcentrum rhombifolium, the Greater anglewing; Volusia county, Florida (29 April 2020). A Greater anglewing climbing up one of our windows. Katydids and their allies are fairly common in our neighborhood. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Romalea microptera, 29 April 2020

Romalea microptera, the Eastern lubber grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (29 April 2020). A still-dark Eastern lubber grasshopper resting before a massive day of eating, eating, and more eating.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

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…

Dichromorpha elegans, 14 September 2014

Dichromorpha elegans, the Elegant grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (14 September 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amblycorypha floridana, 11 May 2012

Amblycorypha floridana, the Florida oblong-winged katydid; Lowndes county, Georgia (11 May 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. I’m not 100% confident of this young hopper’s identification, but I am at least reasonably confident!

Amblytropidia mysteca, 27 August 2013

Amblytropidia mysteca, the Brown winter grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (27 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Atlanticus gibbosus, 23 June 2012

Atlanticus gibbosus, the Robust shieldback; Lowndes county, Georgia (23 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Schistocerca damnifica, 04 January 2015

Schistocerca damnifica, the Mischievous bird grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Dichromorpha viridis, 08 September 2013

Dichromorpha viridis, the Short-winged green grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (08 September 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amblycorypha floridana, 29 June 2019

Amblycorypha floridana, the Florida oblong-winged katydid; Volusia county, Florida (29 June 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amblycorypha floridana, 29 June 2019

Amblycorypha floridana, the Florida oblong-winged katydid; Volusia county, Florida (29 June 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Atlanticus americanus, 07 May 2014

Atlanticus americanus, the American shieldback (presumably); Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: Though I am certain this little one belongs to Genus Atlanticus, I’m not entirely positive it is A. americanus. It could potentially be a…

Achurum carinatum, 16 March 2014

Achurum carinatum, the Long-headed toothpick grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (16 March 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Schistocerca americana, 09 June 2019

Schistocerca americana, the American bird grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (09 June 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Schistocerca rubiginosa, 02 August 2015

Schistocerca rubiginosa, the Rusty bird grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (02 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Romalea microptera, 12 August 2013

Romalea microptera, the Eastern lubber grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (12 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.