The facts about grasshopper and their types

The grasshopper is a hopping insect with specilized, large hind legs adaptted for a leaping. The hind legs have very stron muscles for jumping and they use the short front legs for wallking.

Grasshoppers have long bodies with two pairs of wings, however Some species of grasshopper doesn't have wings.

Grasshoppers have five eyes and no ears.

Grasshoppers have antennae that are generally shorter than their body and short ovipositors.

Grasshoppers have pinchers or mandibles that cut and tear off food.

Grasshoppers feed on variety plant matter, they prefer to eat of leaves, grasses, tender bark, vegetables and cereal crops. Many will eat from multiple host plants in one day, while some prefer to rely on the same host plant.

In certain countries, grasshoppers are eaten as a good source of protein. In Mexico for example, chapulines are regarded for their high content of protein, minerals and vitamins.

Species that change colour and behaviour at high population densities are called locusts.

More types of grasshopper are listed below.
 

Pygmy Grasshopper

Pygmy Grasshopper is the smallest grasshopper in the world, measurig less that 1.5 centimeters in length.

Pygmyy grasshopper is found in tropical forests. Some tropical species are arboreal and live among mosses and lichens in tree buttresses or in the canopy, while others live on the forest floor.

Pygmy Grasshopper
 

Common field grasshopper

Common field grasshopper is most common grasshopper found across Europe, much of Asia and North Africa. It is common in mostly dry and often sparse grassland, from the beginning of summer until October.

Common field grasshopper are generally brown, gray or purple and grow up to 2.5 centimenters in length. Common field grasshopper is very hairy below the thorax. Song consist of short shirps like time-signal pips.
Common field grasshopper
 
 
Common Macrotona
Lubber Grasshopper
Gaudy Grasshopper
Common Macrotona
Lubber Grasshopper
Gaudy Grasshopper
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insects and Spiders

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