Grasshoppers are found all over the world. They are well-known for their style of jumping. They are medium sized insects and one can find them in fields and meadows. Grasshoppers can grow up to 2 inches and with the help of their wings they can migrate to distant places. Grasshoppers have six legs and its two back legs are bigger in size. They are herbivorous animals and like to eat weeds, leaves, shrubs, grasses, barks and other plant matters. They are also a better food for many predators of it like rodents, birds and others.Grasshopper
Grasshoppers Home: I am found in gardens, fields, on crops
and forests in almost all climates worldwide.
What I eat: I am an herbivore, which means I
eat only plants.
What I look like: I come in many sizes and
up to 5 inches in length. I can walk, hop
great distances and even fly. I have five
eyes and no ears, but can still hear with a
special organ on my abdomen called a
tympanal organ. My large back legs are used
for hopping and making music. My smaller front
legs are used for eating and walking.
How I am born: I go through three stages of development: egg,
nymph and adult. My egg is laid in the fall and will hatch during the
spring. I hatch into a nymph, which looks like an adult grasshopper,
but without wings. I shed my skin many times to grow. When I become an adult I have developed wings. I will live about one year.
They make their sound (music) by rubbing their
wings or legs together. They can jump 20 times the length of their body. That would be like a 6' man jumping 120 feet. There are over 18,000 different species worldwide.