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Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper (Rhomalea microptera)

young lubber grasshopper
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Young lubber grasshoppers (like the one seen at right) are black with yellow markings. Young lubbers live in groups of up to 75 individuals.

Adult lubbers have reddish wings and are yellowish with black markings. Lubber wings are very small so they cannot fly.

Lubber grasshoppers can grow to 2 inches in length. They generally eat a variety of plants.

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Last updated: 15 January, 2013 @ 12:44 PM (KP)