What kind of insect is this?

United States
May 28, 2009 10:31am CST
There are so many of these grasshoppers here in Louisiana. They are shiny black with a florescent yellow stripe. They get huge. It seems this little flower bed is full of them! This picture captures a few of them, but they are all over the place almost like a plague sometimes!! ANybody know what they are actually called? All I know is that they get really big and are scarey when they fly at you!!!
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@max1950 (2313)
• United States
28 May 09
bugguide.net/node/view/97359/bgimage YOU CAN CHECK THE PICTURE ON THIS SITE IT SHOWS BLACK AND YELLOW HOPPER. I THOUGHT THE PALMETTO BUG'S HERE WERE BAD, OMG THOSE HOPPERS ARE BIG.
• United States
28 May 09
Thanks for the site!! Lol! They are not even big yet. These are just about the size of a slighly overweight regular hopper! They get up to about 4 inches long. That is when they get scarey!!!