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The grasshopper belongs to the order Orthoptera and the suborder Caelifera. The suborder Caelifera separates grasshoppers from the katydid and cricket. More »

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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. More »

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Grasshoppers camouflage themselves from their enemies and jump or fly away if they are spotted. Once cornered, grasshoppers have the ability to spit a bitter brown liquid at a predator and can bite with their strong jaws... More »

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Grasshoppers are brown with darker markings. They are found widely throughout the United States. They are herbivores in general, feeding on various plants, though some strictly prefer different grasses. More »

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Grasshoppers are herbivores that primarily feed on stems, leaves, grasses and roots. There are about 8,000 species of grasshopper in the world, and they typically feed opportunistically on whatever plant life is availabl... More »

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Grasshoppers have six legs. They also have two long antennae and two pairs of wings. Their 2-inch body is made up of a head, thorax and abdomen. More »

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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. More »

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