Rosemary grasshopper

This grasshopper occurs only in Florida where it lives deep within rosemary bushes.  It is active only at night where it moves to the outer leaves to feed.  Because rosemary is the only host plant for this species, conservation of the scrub and high pine ecosystem are essential for its continued survival.



Rosemary grasshopper:   Schistocerca ceratiola Hubbell and Walker (Family: Acrididae)

Habitat: Sandy ridges of scrub and high pine

Florida range: This species is only found in association with rosemary in central and southeastern Florida

Host plant: Rosemary Ceratiola ericoides   

Occurrence:  Common only where rosemary bushes are found

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Scrub and High Pine

Florida Arthropod Conservation