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Uploaded 17-Sep-13
Taken 14-Sep-13

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Keywords:Louisiana, Romalea microptera, grasshopper, insects, lubber
Photo Info

Dimensions2091 x 3136
Original file size1.52 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Sep-13 09:08
Date modified17-Sep-13 18:17
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D X
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/160 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Lubber Grasshopper

Lubber Grasshopper

At about 6 inches (15 cm) long, this is one big, ugly grasshopper. Lubbers (Romalea microptera) are large, slow-moving insects that feed on vegetation. Their wings are vestigal, so they move by walking. This old male shows scars of mating battles with other lubbers, and you can see the pinkish wings where the protective covering has been broken. Lots of good information on the University of Florida web site here.