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BrandenHaize 16 points ago +16 / -0

I'd live with bugs the size of horses if it meant I got to live in a land that operated like AMERICA.

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Bunniefuzz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've been here 14 years only saw flying roaches once in an apartment building in the city.

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Bunniefuzz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I killed one -roach-with a baseball Bat last week! Always send a message to the first scout of the season so the others know not to follow! My strategy and it works along with a few roach hotels.

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unicornpoop 2 points ago +2 / -0

TN - Those huge motherfuckers are here too. They seem to like areas with old pecan trees. Kill them by tossing harris roach tablets (borax) under your house crawl space.

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Jack_HinsonTN 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've seen them here as well. They definitely have a thing for trees.

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MsAnthropic 7 points ago +7 / -0

I’m in Australia and Americans are scared of our wildlife - but we don’t have anything like THAT 😳

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xxx-zodiac [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

FYI update: This is a 3yr olds arm. I just realized some may think its an adults arm.. its 3" long.

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BestburgerNA 6 points ago +6 / -0

Lubers, they are on every bush in my front yard right now. Absolutely terrifying

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xxx-zodiac [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

They are really friendly not too skidish. after a moment they just walk around your hand.

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Bunniefuzz 2 points ago +2 / -0

They really are beautiful And they look at you quite intelligently! I like them!

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xxx-zodiac [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

We got this one eating from our hand while holding it.

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Bunniefuzz 1 point ago +1 / -0

🥰

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Xanisor 5 points ago +5 / -0

You get those for free instead of food stamps.

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CanadianRighty 5 points ago +5 / -0

holy shit

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MrGone 5 points ago +5 / -0

Beautiful specimen.

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xxx-zodiac [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

FYI update: This is a 3yr olds arm. I just realized some may think its an adults arm.. its 3" long.

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Flightgirl1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ha. I thought this was an adult's arm. Is this a type of grasshopper?

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Flightgirl1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank you.

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watchman4u 5 points ago +5 / -0

Man I could Catch a HUGE Fish with that.

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empiretc 4 points ago +4 / -0

was just thinking the same thing!

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Basedcubandude 4 points ago +4 / -0

My garden gets a shit load of them. I love them.

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Happymars 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's actually pretty cute.

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Doochebag 4 points ago +4 / -0

Welcome to Florida. First time you see one of these Lubbers, you think God has unleashed a plague. Nope, common Florida bug.

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xxx-zodiac [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

The fist time I seen one I thought it was a kids toy and went to pick it up. I freaked when it walked away..

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MythArcana 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yup, lived there for a year, fled when I was chased by a talking palmetto bug in Spanish. Moths the size of airplanes sucking on your front door at night. We're talking premeival shit over there.

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RandomPanda 3 points ago +3 / -0

Kill them when they’re little and black else they’ll eat your plants. As far as I know, lubber grasshoppers/locust have no natural enemies.

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GrayManNumber333 1 point ago +1 / -0

Those are green when adolescent I think.

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RandomPanda 1 point ago +1 / -0

Definitely black when young. Maybe they could resemble a dark green when they’re transitioning from nymph to full blown grasshopper stage but I’ve never seen that.

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GrayManNumber333 1 point ago +1 / -0

Unless I’m mistaken that’s an American bird grasshopper. They have no black phase. Though the green phase is not exactly adolescent as I thought, upon literature review.

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GrayManNumber333 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think you’re right. Never really came across them much except in cities.

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xxx-zodiac [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I used to think the black ones were a different grasshopper. Just found out today.

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RandomPanda 2 points ago +2 / -0

Black with yellow lines are the lubber nymphs. They tend to be in large clusters when small so you can stomp the crap out a dozen+ of them easily.

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Bunniefuzz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Have some in my backyard. They don't eat everything like some cnn'ers here are reporting. I have flowers and fruit growing no damage.

Have any of you seen praying mantis? Just as harmless.

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rebelde_sin_causa 2 points ago +2 / -0

it's the big flying cockroaches that scare me, but not as badly as the south florida traffic does

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xxx-zodiac [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

How about those toe grabbers?

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Elcidcampeador12 2 points ago +2 / -0

They destroy the plants. One insect I can do without. Oh and they are the size of a bus. Never seen grasshoppers the size of these guys.

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TwelveMoreYears 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wait till you see the momma banana spiders.

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xxx-zodiac [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

We went riding in Ocala and one ended up on our windshield. my wife was balling for 1/2 hr...

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Perhelion 1 point ago +1 / -0

whistles

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liveinliberty 1 point ago +1 / -0

No sit in your pod and eat your bugs joke? That one is half a chicken dinner, right there!

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SFgayDude4Trump 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeup. Lived in Mississippi for a while. These and the spiders were scary huge.

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GrayManNumber333 1 point ago +1 / -0

Birds love them.

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BunnyPicnic 0 points ago +1 / -1

As kids, we used to take grasshoppers and squash their head in there outdoor outlet cover that was spring loaded. Some summers, there were millions of grasshoppers.