Showed up on my desk during 7th period. Was very wary and difficult to catch. Is a nymph.
Arphia granulata, the Southern yellow-winged grasshopper (male); Volusia county, Florida; 17 March 2015. http://phostracks.com.
Nymph spotted resting below a chili pequin plant in the back yard, near a pill bug (Armadillidium vulgare) (nice for size comparison).
Orthoptera is an order of insects with paurometabolous or incomplete metamorphosis, including the grasshoppers, crickets, cave crickets, Jerusalem crickets, katydids, weta, lubber, Acrida, and locusts. Many insects in this order produce sound (known as a "stridulation") by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. The tympanum or ear is located in the front tibia in crickets, mole crickets, and katydids, and on the first abdominal...