Thursday, April 12, 2007

Schistocerca Americana Nymph

The American grasshopper produces two litters a year and are present year round in Miami. The two hatching periods are from April to May, and again from August to September.

This is one from the recent litter in its "Nymph" (baby) form and it has grown to be the largest at about 2.5 inch compared to its smaller siblings. It is about 3 weeks old (see March 28 blog.) When turning into an adult, it will grow wings and the shining beautiful black and red colors will turn to a more dull greenish yellow.

Schistocerca Americana Nymph

1 comment:

Hennessybby863 said...

this grasshopper is actually the Southern lubber grasshopper. i googled. lol.