Lubber grasshopper

(Zool.) a large, stout, clumsy grasshopper; esp., Brachystola magna, from the Rocky Mountain plains, and Romalea microptera, which is injurious to orange trees in Florida.

See also: Lubber

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Palisot de Beauvois) (Orthoptera: Romaleidae)[also known as R.
But the shrike, a medium-sized grey bird, has developed its own technique for safely downing the poisonous lubber grasshopper. Shrikes typically spear their prey on thorns after they catch it, which allows them to both store up reserves of food and position the meal for tearing into bite-sized chunks.
In the eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Beauvois), the secretion contains a mixture of chemicals such as various phenols and quinones, plant derived allomones, and the sesquiterpenoid, romallenone, but the exact mixture of these chemicals is variable among individuals (Jones et al.
For example, the standard models for teaching and learning insect anatomy are the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) and the lubber grasshopper (Romalea microptera).
the Eastern Lubber grasshopper can be found anywhere in Florida and can grow to be more than three inches long.
The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper ranges across the southeastern USA (Rehn & Grant 1961).
This is notwithstanding the outstanding work of Walter Stanborough Sutton, a disciple ofMcClung's and of Edmund Beecher Wilson (Figs 1, 3), on the meiotic chromosomes of the western lubber grasshopper Brachystola magna (Romaleidae) (Sutton 1900, 1902, 1903).
The large and powerful plains lubber grasshopper, Brachystola magna, will pursue, capture, and consume living arthropods (Chapman 1992, Bright et al.
Interpopulation variation in the trade-off between body-mass gain and age at oviposition in the eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera.
Romalea microptera (Beauvois) (Orthoptera: Acrididae) (Eastern Lubber Grasshopper) is an ideal species in which to investigate spatial variation in adult body size, and the processes leading to that variation.
Plasticity and canalization in the control of reproduction in the lubber grasshopper. Integrative and Comparative Biology 43: 635-345.