WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – BIG CYPRESS WMA, FL
This photograph of a Southeastern Lubber grasshopper was taken in Big Cypress National Reserve along Noble Road. The subject was shot with a Nikon D80 coupled to a Nikkor 60mm lens.
- 2-2 3/4″ (50-70 mm). Short winged. Hind wings pink to red with black borders. Two different color forms: either dull straw-yellow with black markings and, in the South, a reddish stripe on fore wing; or mostly black with a yellow stripe around edges of pronotum, along back ridge, and on rear edge of abdominal segments.