identify exactly what kind of grasshoppers these are. There are a lot of grasshoppers out there.
Turns out they are Differential Grasshoppers [Melanoplus differentialis]. You can tell because of the yellow legs and the black chevrons on the upper leg. Very distinctive.
They were eating my lemon tree.
I chased them off and told them to go get a room. Geez.
Click the pics for a closer view of these lemon leaves. They're pretty cool.