Sunday, June 24, 2007

Adulthood

Here is one of the grasshopper (Schistocerca Americana) that was hatched late March this year. It has grown to an adult size and this is what it looks like today. Compare this with its nymph form on my blog of April 12, 2007. This grasshopper is about 3 month old and it is looking for a male to make the next litter.

Grasshopper

2 comments:

andyboz said...

This grasshopper is actualy not a Schistocerca americana, this grasshopper is instead the Eastern Luber Grasshopper. Also known as Romela microptera. Hope this helps.

Lan Nghiem-Phu said...

You are right. I stand corrected: this is the adult form of the Southeastern Lubber grasshopper, whose scientific name is Romalea Microptera. Thanks.