Subject: Unknown Lubber Grasshopper
Location: Hatch, NM
September 8, 2013 8:33 pm
I came across millions of these grasshoppers on the road today. I was driving from T or C NM and in Hatch, NM I saw these big grasshoppers on the road and decided to take 4 (to male to female). I research many bugs including grasshoppers and couldnt find anything about these except that they are Lubber Grasshoppers but i want to know the specific type. Please help.
A few days ago, we posted some photos of Plains Lubber Grasshoppers, Brachystola magna, which were also reported from New Mexico. According to BugGuide: “ [They] Often appears locally in huge numbers for a season or two in areas where few were seen for many years, only to ‘disappear’ again the following year.”