Floridian nature because I sure have seen a lot of them in my garden this month. This southern green-striped grasshopper is a common insect found in Florida as well as other southern states. The greenstriped grasshopper feeds mainly on grasses with a preference for succulent plants.This one was feeding off my banana tree and had eaten about 1/8 of a large leaf when I discovered him.
ants, birds, beetles, mice, and anything else they might consider as a threat. If the spray gets into you or your pet's eyes it can cause intense immediate pain with a burning
sensation, then a dull aching pain that wears away in a few hours, then
the next day or two, light and pressure sensitivity, and redness in
entire cornea can be expected. Although no long term damage should occur you may want to visit the doctor or have your pet looked at by a vet.
I'm not sure how often stick bugs mate, but I always see them together like this. Like all stick insects, the two-striped walking stick is herbivorus, feeding on the leaves of trees and shrubs. The life history of this species has not been reported in detail, but in Florida at least, the adults are most abundant in the fall, and that is when they lay their eggs. A botanist observed these types of walking sticks laying eggs in the Ocala National Forest and noted that the female actually dug small pits in
the sandy soil where she deposited eight to ten eggs in the pit, then covered them over with sand before repeating the process in a different area.