With over 10,000 different species in existence, grasshoppers are found on every continent except for Antarctica. Although most grasshoppers live in areas with lots of grass and open area, some thrive in jungles and forests.
Like many other insects, grasshoppers hatch from eggs. While young, they look similar to the adults of the species but change a little with each metamorphosis as they shed their outer skin. By the time grasshoppers have fully matured, they have wings that help them move from place to place. They sometimes migrate in order to find new sources of food, often joining together into large groups to do so.