Wild Florida Photo - Ascent of the Lubbers

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Ascent of the Lubbers

Ormond by the Sea


Southeastern lubber grasshoppers perched on the dead branches of a sea grape in the early light of dawn and at night. The lubbers climb up before dusk and remain overnight until the sun warms them and they begin to climb down. Lubbers are among numerous insects that exhibit behaviors that allow them to regulate their body temperature. The dead sea grape branches are a result of the unusually cold weather over the past (early 2010) winter in Florida.
More photos and information can be found on the lubber grasshopper page.


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Paul Rebmann Nature Photography at pixels.com

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