Tympanic membranes allow grasshoppers and their relatives to detect the mating calls of other grasshoppers. Grasshoppers use their tympanic membranes to perceive airborne sounds from their environment, similar to the hum... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Grasshoppers

The tympanic cavity contains the small bones of the inner ear, and its function is to carry sound from the eardrum and into the inner ear. These small bones are called ossicles, and they form a chain inside the tympanic ... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

Another term for the eardrum is the tympanic membrane, which is the scientific term for the eardrum. The tympanic membrane is a circular layer of tissue that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. It is incredibly ... More » Science Human Anatomy
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Some grasshoppers are identified by shorter antennae, hind wings, slanted or straight faces, and spurs or pegs between the first pair of legs. Wings can be clear, colorful or banded. Grasshopper heads are slanted, perpen... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Grasshoppers

Though some species prefer forests or jungles, most grasshoppers live in dry, open habitats that are grassy or have low plants. Grasshoppers, which are known in some regions as locusts, can be found on every continent ex... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Grasshoppers

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 » Pets & Animals Bugs Grasshoppers

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 » Pets & Animals Bugs Grasshoppers