Grasshoppers thrive in thick grass or areas with lots of plant life, which makes them especially vulnerable to spiders, mantids and lizards. Birds often swoop down and feed on grasshoppers, and rodents also feed on grasshoppers.Continue Reading
In some parts of the world, humans catch grasshoppers to eat as protein. In the United States, educators and students catch grasshoppers to study in science classes.
When young, grasshoppers do not have wings, which makes them more vulnerable to predators. Grasshoppers rely on their strong legs and wings to escape predators. Adults with wings fly very fast. When in danger, they spit a brown liquid at predators.Learn more about Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers have 10 pairs of spiracles, making a total of 20. Eight of these pairs are located along the abdomen, while two are thoracic. Spiracles are part of the respiratory, or tracheal, system of the grasshopper.Full Answer >
The height a grasshopper jumps has been calculated at 20 times its length in a broad jump or 10 times its length in a high jump. If a person could jump the same ratio, he could clear buildings with ease.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
The grasshopper belongs to the order Orthoptera and the suborder Caelifera. The suborder Caelifera separates grasshoppers from the katydid and cricket.Full Answer >