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Eastern Lubber Grasshopper - Romalea microptera - female

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper - Romalea microptera - Female
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
November 20, 2004
This photo was taken at the Frenchman's Forest Natural Area. I found this male singing on a fallen pine tree. I had seen several adults on and around the trails this time of year.

This is a female (note the ovipositor - horn-like appendages - on the tip of the abdomen). Males and females seem to be able to make a bit of a hissing sound.

Another great shot...
Tony, will you please email me. I have an unrelated question to ask you. I really like your new website by the way.