Pest or a sing-song buddy to humans? Their two antennas, four short wings, two enlarged legs, an elongated form is the visual landmark of grasshoppers. Sometimes, grasshoppers are called pests and can destroy crops.
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Grasshopper Bug Drawing Tutorial for Children
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Interesting Facts about Grasshoppers
- Ground-dwelling species with the ability to leap long distances to escape attacks.
- In the Caelifera suborder, there are about 11,000 recognized species of grasshoppers.
- Usually, grasshoppers are brown and green or a hybrid of the two. There are, however, certain varieties of grasshoppers that, including the rainbow grasshopper, have a wide variety of bright colors.
- Short-horned grasshoppers and long-horned grasshoppers are the two major categories that divide this species.
- With excellent anti-predator defenses, they blend in very well with their environment. The look and colors of leaves are imitated by the hooded leaf grasshopper (Phyllochoreia Ramakrishnan). The look and color of wooden sticks are imitated by stick grasshoppers (Proscopiidae).
- A few species of grasshopper can change their color (camouflage) concerning the environment.
- A swarm of short-horned grasshoppers, also known as locusts, will destroy crops. These swarms will cost millions of dollars, and sometimes billions, in damage.
- There are three basic eyes for grasshoppers that allow them to see even in darkness.
- Like cockroaches, grasshoppers often have a pair of antennas that can be used to sense and scent items around them.
- The grasshopper’s back leg is very potent. It has claws that help grab at the end of its rear leg.
- Grasshoppers are considered an exotic snack in many countries. Grasshoppers are consumed as food in countries like Mexico, Spain, African countries, etc.
- Grasshoppers have a variety of predators, including ground bugs, ants, spiders, and wasps.
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