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Black Grasshopper - Romalea microptera - female

Black Grasshopper - Romalea microptera - Female
Manchac Swamp, South Louisiana, St. John Parish, Louisiana, USA
August 7, 2004
Size: 4"
These guys were hanging around the swamp near some cattails. There were many thousands of them for about a two week period.

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper?
Could be Romelea guttata, I've read there are darker regional variations...

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