Name - Grasshopper
Scientific Name : Caelifera
Type : Insects
Colour : Brown , Yellow
Skin Type : Shell
Lifespan : 1 Year
Current Population :
Location : Worldwide
Number Of Species : 11000
Main Pray : Grass , Weeds , Shurbs
Habitat : Field And Meadows
Average Litter Size : 4
Favorite Food : Grass
- Grasshoppers are ground-dwelling insects with the ability to jump long distances to evade threats.
- There are around 11,000 known species of grasshoppers in the Caelifera suborder.
- Grasshoppers can be identified by their two antennas, four small legs, two enlarged legs and elongated shape.
- Grasshoppers are commonly brown and green or a mixture of the two. However, there are some species of grasshoppers that have a wide range of vivid colors, like the rainbow grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor).
- Grasshoppers are separated into two main groups, short-horned grasshoppers and long-horned grasshoppers.
- The only different between short-horned grasshoppers and long-horned grasshoppers is the size of their antennae.
- Grasshoppers are herbivorous, they eat plants and other types of vegetation.
- A large grasshopper can jump between 10 and 20 times its body length without the aid of its wings.
- A grasshopper’s jump, assisted with its wings, can reach a speed of up to eight miles per hour.
- Some species of grasshoppers have developed with excellent anti-predator defenses. The hooded leaf grasshopper (Phyllochoreia ramakrishnai) mimics the look and colors of certain leaves. Stick grasshoppers (Proscopiidae) mimic the look and color of wooden sticks.
- Grasshoppers are sometimes considered pests and can damage crops.
- A swarm of grasshoppers, also known as locusts, can damage crops over a huge area. These swarms can cost millions and sometimes billions of dollars in damages.
- In many countries, grasshoppers are considered a delicate food.