Did you know this about Grasshoppers…..?
There are 18,000 kinds of grasshoppers in the world.
The grasshopper can live in all kinds of habitats.
The colours of the Painted grasshopper warn birds not to eat them.
Painted grasshoppers hatch in May or June.
The Painted Grasshopper is yellow, black, orange and white.
The Painted Grasshopper lives in the western part of the United States.
The longest grasshopper is 11 centimetres long.
Grasshoppers are herbivores (they do not eat meat, only plants.
Grasshoppers go through ‘complete’ and ‘incomplete’ metamorphosis.
Grasshoppers have no ears. They hear with an organ called ‘tympanum’.
Most types of grasshoppers have two pairs of wings.
Grasshoppers have five eyes.
When the female lays her eggs, she covers them with a paste-like liquid that will protect them during the winter.
Nymphs grow for 40 to 60 days before they become adults.
Some grasshoppers rub their wings together to create music, others snap their wings together while flying, and others just rub their hind legs across their front wings.
Grasshoppers consume green forage roughly eight times as fast in proportion to their weight.
Grasshoppers cut binder twine, eat holes in clothing hanging out to dry, invade homes and pollute water from springs or wells.
Trains have been delayed because they could not run at regular speed on tracks made slippery by crushed grasshoppers after a swarm.
The brain of a grasshopper has approximately 16000 neurons (brain nerve cells) – a human brain has around 100 billion neurons.