Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Romalea microptera

The Eastern lubber grasshopper is well-known in Florida and nearby states for its size, color, and large gatherings. This three-inch long, flightless insect has bright colors to warn predators of its toxicity. Its populations sometimes grow large enough to cause serious damage to citrus and vegetable crops.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
habitatHabitat: Woodlands and fields
dietDiet: Plants