Category: Orthoptera Hoppers

The Mischievous Bird Grasshopper, 04 January 2015

Schistocerca damnifica, the Mischievous bird grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). The Mischievous bird grasshopper (Schistocerca damnifica), is one of many grasshopper species ranging throughout the Floridian peninsula (and much of the American southeast). Somewhat modest in appearance, this seems to be a…

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…