Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea guttata)

Origin: Southeastern United States
Sighted at: Big Cypress Bend, Florida

As I drove west across Florida’s southern bend after leaving the Everglades, I drove through Big Cypress, a forest preserve home to panthers, crows, and many grasshoppers! This bright fellow – and many other of his kin – were fleeing a controlled burn just north of the Interstate!