Jumping Things in Nevada
Date: Saturday, June 01, 2002
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?
They probably were grasshoppers. Here is a news web page found with a Google
search, that might help.
Also this page for more general information.
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Update: June 2012