Romaleidae of the Southeastern United States - Introduction
1 Eastern species: Romalea microptera (Beauvois)
Body length for males are 50-54 mm long and females 62-70mm. Body is robust in form and color may vary from black to yellowish-brown. Tegmina and wings are not longer than two-thirds of the abdomen. Specimens from Florida tend to be light brown in color, whereas specimens from other states tend to be black.
Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, photo by Blake Layton