Subject: What is tis
Location: Port Richey, Florida
May 4, 2016 10:25 pm
Saw this bug today in Port Richey, Florida Pasco county. Lived here 30 years. Have never seen it before. Tried to figure it out myself. Best I came up with was a whhte spotted Sawyer beetle..but then attennae would be much longer. Some have said locust, others cricket. What is it exactly?
This is the dark form of the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, Romalea microptera. There is also a light color variation of the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper. When conditions are favorable, flightless Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers can get quite plentiful.