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Old 09-06-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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My word, I have never seen so many grasshoppers in 33 years of living here (southern NJ). As I walk through my yard, they fly/jump up in front of me by the dozen. Mowing the lawn got interesting, too! A large adult jumped up on my neck as I was mowing the lawn this morning. Yuck.

Anyone else seeing a lot of grasshoppers? I wonder what it is about this year that has made them so plentiful.
I was actually just talking about grasshoppers and lightning bugs. Used to see both all the time on Long Island and haven't seen any in years.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:47 PM
 
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I was actually just talking about grasshoppers and lightning bugs. Used to see both all the time on Long Island and haven't seen any in years.
Want to borrow a few of my grasshoppers? Huh? I'll mail you a couple. Heck, I'll mail you a dozen if you want 'em. They are still quite plentiful here and seem enchanted by my tomato plants. I can't figure out if they eat the plants (all my tomatoes are less-than-happy this year) or they just like hanging out in the tomato plant jungle.

We see quite a few lightning bugs here, too. I love to watch them on an inky black night.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:55 PM
 
Location: rural DE
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Well, I'm finally seeing some here now that they claim summer is going to be over. And they are MONSTERS. They're literally the biggest grasshoppers I've ever seen, bigger than the few poor mantises I'm finally seeing.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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Yes!!! Tons of grasshoppers in SW Wyoming. Just walking down the road near the field I feel like the grasshopper queen because several are hopping or flying all around me. And some of them are so flipping loud, they sound like tazers! Now we're new to Wyoming so I don't know if this grasshopper swarm is normal or not, but it sure as been crazy to us!
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Old Today, 05:09 PM
 
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Yes!!! Tons of grasshoppers in SW Wyoming. Just walking down the road near the field I feel like the grasshopper queen because several are hopping or flying all around me. And some of them are so flipping loud, they sound like tazers! Now we're new to Wyoming so I don't know if this grasshopper swarm is normal or not, but it sure as been crazy to us!
Yes. Southern Alberta has grasshoppers similar to maybe fifty or sixty years ago. Take a step in long grass, and they poof up. They sit still for photographs. Interesting critters - delicacy in some places.

What are the long white spikes on either side? Are they part of the wings?
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Old Today, 08:37 PM
 
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We still have plenty of them. A giant adult leapt out of a tomato plant today, while I was picking a tomato. Scared the daylights out of me. And a younger one was hopping all over my chrysanthemums.
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