Southeastern Lubber

Southeastern Lubber

Arthropods

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

COMMON NAME: Southeastern lubber
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GENUS SPECIES: Romalea microptera

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POPULATION: GLOBAL  
STATUS: IUCN Not listed
CITES Not listed
USFWS Not listed

FUN FACTS

1. Over 23,000 species of grasshoppers live around the world. Southeastern lubbers are found in gardens and fields in the southeastern United States, where they feed on plants. Although farmers consider them pests, these insects are an important food source for other animals, and their feeding stimulates growth in many grasses. Lubbers produce sounds by rubbing their wings together or by blowing air out of their breathing tubes. The sounds are used by males to establish territories or attract females. Members of this species have eardrums on their abdomens.

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