Grasshoppers are small insects belonging to the order Orthoperas, which are multiple species (at least 15,000 worldwide).
They are relatives of crickets and belong to the branch of invertebrate animals.
Grasshopper Fact and Animated Pictures
Grasshoppers are generally not very large, they can measure a maximum of 15 centimeters, and others are so small that they can have lengths of up to 1 millimeter.
Also, they have a life span of 9 to 11 weeks. They also have fascinating anatomy, distributed as follows: head, thorax, and abdomen.
First of all, their sense of hearing is tympanic and is located in the abdomen, which allows them to perceive the vibration of sounds better.
Their sense of smell is located in their antennae, instead of blood, they have a fluid called hemolymph that fills their cavities, and their hind legs have a structure similar to the claws of mammals, which allows them to hold on well when jumping.
These high jumps are made thanks to the strength of the hind legs only because the front legs are much weaker, and each grasshopper has two pairs of wings, but as the legs, the only ones that allow them to fly are the hind legs.
Although grasshoppers adapt to almost any environment, these animals are unable to regulate their temperature. They usually prefer habitats where the weather is dry or warm.
They use to stay awake seat night due to the temperature variations that occur at this time of the day, which causes them to move around in search of the least possible cold.
They are usually found in tropical forests, lowlands, grasslands, and semi-arid lands, as well as in lichens, mosses, and treetops.