Romalea guttata aka the Ugliest Grasshopper Ever
I don't like grasshoppers because their feet are sticky, they jump up on you, and sometimes they fly. I had never seen one of these before (common name: eastern lubber grasshopper) so I had to catch a shot, but they seriously grossed me out. They were hundreds of them and they were all wiggling around in the grass ... and oh, I just can't think about it anymore... giving myself the heebie jeebies. Anyway, this is a nymph, about 1.5 inches. Full size they are orange/gold/green and can be up to 3 inches in length. They are commonly seen in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.