Large colorful cricket
Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 11:22 AM
I found this large (about 3-4 inches) cricket looking bug on my rose bush. Since then I have seen him or his friends several places around my house. Once it was even walking along the edge of my roof. I was just wondering what it was.
Denham Springs, Louisiana
This is an Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, Romalea microptera. There are light and dark forms and yours is a textbook example of the light form. You can find a matching image and information on Bugguide.