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Name: Dana
Status: other
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Saturday, June 01, 2002


Question:
My husband and I recently drove home to Oregon from California taking the Nevada route. I believe we had JUST left Winnimucca, NV and noticed thousands of little jumping 'things' along the side of the highway. After stopping to see, the 'things' were not so small after all. They looked like alien grasshoppers, or locust. They were just hopping back toward the town, not flying. Some were very green (like a leaf) and some were reddish, and others were black. What were they, and what were they doing?


Replies:
They probably were grasshoppers. Here is a news web page found with a Google search, that might help.

http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Jul-23-Mon-2001/news/16587439.html

Also this page for more general information.

http://www.sidney.ars.usda.gov/grasshopper/ID_Tools/F_Sheets/nevadasg.htm

J. Elliott


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