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Old 04-13-2013, 05:47 PM
 
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What's with al
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:37 PM
 
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:07 PM
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What Mollie was trying to say before trillions of what she thought were grasshoppers carted her away from her computer is there are a heck of a lot of these things out and about lately.
But I thought they were locusts. They look like crickets, but since crickets are not out during the day with 100 trillion of their closest relatives all blanketing parking lots, unless it's crickets on major caffeine/steroids reunions, then what are they really and why are they taking over Las Vegas? This morning they were totally covering the parking lots at Aliante casino and the Smiths grocery store parking lots. Tons were dead, the rest flew up and away when a car would come.
I thought grasshoppers were mainly green and much bigger. These things are dark like crickets, but they fly. I had some in our garage a few nights ago and the cats were eagerly playing with them. I thought it was weird that they were flying since crickets never did that before.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I've been noticing them too. We've had grasshopper invasions many times before. I'm sure the birds love it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:14 AM
 
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Default Yech - how long?

How long will the grasshoppers stay? For a few months, the entire summer?

Please let me know, and thanks!
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I think they are called bandwing grasshoppers. It happens every so many years. They won't hurt you. In all my years here, I've only seen one or two green grasshoppers like you see back east.

Just be glad we don't get Mormon Crickets down here like they do in northern Nevada. Talk about yucky.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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Can we count them as Tourist? lol. I noticed the moths here are getting as big as the birds???
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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My neighbor told me the lizzards are much bigger this year too!
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Mutations from the Nevada Test Site have escaped the compound at Area 51 and they are invading the whole U.S. The 17 year locusts in the east are just the beginning. We'll all be eaten alive soon. Your only chance of survival is to bathe daily in DDT.
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