Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Romalea microptera “Bayou Black”


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Mixed nymphs: $10/each (Not available)
Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $60 (Not available)
Adults: $30/each (Not available)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 90 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
  • Favorite Foods: Leafy greens, zucchini, eggplant.
  • Locality: None.

The giant, overt, and clumsy lubber grasshopper is a friend to entomologists and foe to gardeners of the southeastern United States. Bright colors and a care-free nature signal to predators that a noxious chemical cocktail lurks beneath the lubber’s deceptive appearance. As pets, these insects are very easy to maintain if their large appetite for vegetation and need for a warm basking light are met. They are excellent for handling as they are not inclined to jump, and amusing to watch as the males meticulously court the females. This incredibly dark locality comes from the bayous of Louisiana. Of all the eastern lubber grasshopper forms, “Bayou Black” measures in as the largest at over a whopping three and a half inches long! Roach Crossing’s lubber grasshoppers are 100% captive bred stock, long-lived, and free of parasitoids. Due to the intricacies and inconsistencies of grasshopper ova incubation, please contact Roach Crossing for updates on grasshopper availability.