What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

We photographed these insects in Florida. IMG 0891 at Highlands Hammock State Park near Sebring on Feb. 26, 2008. Some kind of cricket? IMG 0054 at Lake Louisa State Park in Central Florida on March 6, 2008. Our field guides do not help identify them. Can you?
Diane and Ron

Hi Diane and Ron,
Your photo depicts the dark form of the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, Romalea microptera.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

One Response to Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers

  1. Robin Becker says:

    We have a lot of Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers eating our butterfly host plants. Do we need to get rid of them or?

    Please let me know at your earliest convenience.

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