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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

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Hi Curious,
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.

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One Response to Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

  1. Dyana143 says:

    Is this grasshopper poisonous? My sister in Florida said she has them in her yard and that they are poisonous.

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