How Long Does a Grasshopper Live?


The average lifespan of a grasshopper is one year. Birds, reptiles, rodents and larger insects are the grasshopper’s predators. The grasshopper is an herbivore and consumes plant matter.

There are approximately 11,000 species of grasshoppers. They live in meadows and fields all over the world. A grasshopper’s wings allow it to migrate when the weather gets too cool. The average grasshopper is 2 inches long; however, some grow to 5 inches in length.

Grasshoppers may lay up to 12 eggs at a time. The eggs are placed in soil and hatch underground. They can take up to nine months to hatch.