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Romalea guttata [Sep. 10th, 2006|07:03 pm]
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Photo of R. guttata nymphs

Found in Austin County, Texas.

I see these guys all over at my mom's place in the spring. I've always wondered what they were and I finally remembered to look them up. My mother hates them, as she blames them and what is likely the adult stage for the damage to her ornamental plants. I love them because they're huge and absolutely stunning. The black stage grasshoppers are still nymphs. Apparently, they are poisonous. Do not eat Eastern Lubbers.

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[User Picture]From: wolfyu
2006-09-10 07:57 pm (UTC)
Wow! We sure don't have those in northern Missouri. That first photo is gorgeous...makes me kinda jealous that the only grasshoppers around here are grey, brown, and green. :P
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[User Picture]From: stainedfeathers
2006-09-10 11:28 pm (UTC)
I remember you showing those to me. Theyre so purdy ^^
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