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Swamp GrassHopper - Romalea microptera - female

Swamp GrassHopper - Romalea microptera - Female
Milton (Pensacola), Santa Rosa County, Florida, USA
June 19, 2005
Size: about 4 inches long
This was evidently Immature- Saw MUCH LARGER (about 8 inches) one in Grass along Black Water Bay- this one was just off shore on the outdoor fish cleaning sink pipe--

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Swamp GrassHopper - Romalea microptera - female Swamp GrassHopper - Romalea microptera - female

Black Grasshopper
I've been searching the internet for a grasshopper I saw outside the Kartchner Caverns near Benson AZ. Actually I saw two of this particular grasshopper only each was in two entirely different areas. I am kicking myself for not getting a picture of this particular grasshopper. The Black Grasshopper you picture is the closest I can find to the one I saw. However, mine had slate blue wings which totally covered the body. It was at least two inches long. The head and legs were a shiny black and there was some red in there somewhere as well. My memory is not that good. I'd appreciate any info you could give me for determining what kind of grasshopper it is. I've never seen grasshoppers that big or with those colors.

This is a nymph of [i]Romalea
This is a nymph of Romalea guttata, the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

giant black grasshopper
Thanks - we found this in grass above the high water mark on Escambia Bay

I think it is an adult.
The wings look as fully-developed as they get in this species. I have never heard of a BLACK adult, however. Generally they are bright orange-yellow. Interesting!

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