Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Lubber Grasshoppers

In the Fall of 2008, South Eastern Arizona was absolutely flooded with these huge lubber grasshoppers. I first saw a few crossing a road and thought that they were male tarantulas out and about looking for mates, which is much more common in my experience. By the time I had returned to the area a month later, these were so numerous that there was almost no patch of ground, road, or water that didn’t have a few. I wonder what eats these? 

lubber grasshopper

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