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 still remain a force to be reckoned with. The natural habitat for such an insect is in fields and meadows, particularly those of the dry variety.
Carolina Locusts produce noticeable sounds only when in flight. The Long-winged Locust (D. longipennis) is related to the Carolina Locust.
Category: Grasshopper or Cricket
Common name: Carolina Locust
Scientific Name: Dissosteira carolina
Adult Size (Length): 35mm to 50mm (1.38in to 1.97in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: black; brown; yellow
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana
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