Category: Orthoptera Hoppers

Spring Break 2018: Lubbers!

Romalea microptera, the Eastern lubber grasshopper; Collier county, Florida; 15 March 2018. Series: Spring Break 2018. Lest we ignore and disrespect our lubber friends! Featured here is a gaggle of young Eastern lubber grasshoppers, Romalea microptera, a pesky and fairly abundant species of biggish…

Schistocerca rubiginosa

Schistocerca rubiginosa, the Rusty bird grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (02 August 2015). Ranging sporadically throughout the southeastern reaches of North America, the Rusty bird grasshopper, Schistocera rubiginosa, is a modest, small ‘hopper. This is, so far as I know, the only individual of this…

Neoconocephalus triops, 08 March 2015

Neoconocephalus triops, the Broad-tipped conehead katydid; Volusia county, Florida (08 March 2015). Ranging throughout much of the southern United States (especially in the southeast), the Broad-tipped conehead katydid, Neoconocephalus triops, is a decent-sized ‘hopper. Depending on a combination of sex and season, this species…