This Red Wing Grasshopper is a part of the Luke C. Palumbo (1912 – 2006) Insect Collection.
The insects, amphibians, marine life and other jungle “critters” in this collection come from Coach Palumbo’s private collection. Having collected specimens in and around the Canal Zone and jungles of Panama, Coach Palumbo displayed portions of them in his home, at Cristobal High School and at presentations both in Panama and the United States.
The Panama Canal Museum Collection gratefully appreciates the generosity of Judy Palumbo Gates and the rest of the Palumbo family for their donation of the specimens to the collection.
Which insects and animals do you remember encountering during your every day life in the Zone?