The Carolina Locust is another in the line of Short-horned Grasshoppers and can be identified by their short antenna and rough-looking exterior. Often found throughout North America, the Carolina Locust is generally regarded as the least destructive of the Locust types in the United States, yet it still remains a force to be reckoned with.
Carolina Locusts, or Grasshoppers, can be found throughout the entire United States. The natural habitat for such an insect is in fields and meadows, particularly those in drier areas. They also thrive in more urban environs like open lots, roadsides and in open quarries. They eat a variety of plants and grass.
Carolina Locusts produce noticeable sounds only when in flight. They are very good flyers despite their erratic flight paths. As with most insect species, the female Carolina Grasshopper is larger than the male. Her coloring is generally on the darker side with the occasional yellow flourish. Both genders have eyes that are colored like the rest of their exterior.
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