How Far Can a Grasshopper Jump?

An adult grasshopper is capable of leaping 10 times its length straight into the air and 20 times its length horizontally. If a man had the same abilities, he could jump over a five-story building and clear a football field in three leaps.

Small grasshoppers are just as good at jumping as the larger species; sze does not play a role in how far grasshoppers can jump. In fact, smaller grasshoppers have longer legs, which makes up for the size difference. Juveniles in particular are skilled jumpers, as they cannot fly and rely on their acrobatic skills to avoid predators.