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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.

grasshopper on a stick

Did You Know?

Their populations sometimes grow large enough to cause serious damage to citrus and vegetable crops.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Romalea microptera

Southeastern and south central United States

Woodlands and fields

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect