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Eastern lubber grasshopeer (Romalea guttata) in the Everglades

The photo was taken while walking along the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades, Florida. Mature lubbers, such as the one in the photo, rely on chemical defenses for protection from predators; their short wings are nonfunctional. Their striking colors advertise their unpalatability to birds.

TAGS: Florida, Insect, United States

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Homestead, Florida, United States of America
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 04.2015
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Date Uploaded: July 16, 2015, 10:01 a.m.
Camera Make: Nokia
Camera Model: Lumia 521
Shutter Speed: 1/147
Aperture: f2.4
ISO: ISO100
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