Kingdom : Animalia
                       Class : Insecta
                    Family : Caelifera
     Scientific Name : Caelifera

                         Size : 38 - 50mm (1.5 - 2in)
Average Life Span : 1 year
                   Colour : Brown, Yellow, Green
              Skin Type : Shell
   Special Features : Long, thin antenna and 
                                   the ability to jump
  1. Grasshoppers are medium-large sized insects found all around the world.
  2. There are around 11000 species of grasshoppers in the world.
  3. They mostly inhabit grassy fields, meadows, forests and woodlands.
  4. They grow to be around 2-5 inches long.
  5. Their bodies have three parts, the head, thorax and abdomen.
  6. They have six legs, two pair of wings and two antennae.
  7. Their antennae are almost as long as their body and help them to sense their surroundings.
  8. Their two hind legs are very powerful and mainly used for jumping.
  9. The four legs in the front help them walk and hold their prey.
  10. They may be green, brown or yellow in color.
  11. Interestingly, they are best known to jump extraordinary heights and distances.
  12. They are herbivores feeding on grass, weeds, leaves, shrubs barks and other plant species.
  13. Their numerous predators in reptiles, insects, small mammals and birds.
  14. Humans are known to eat grasshoppers in parts of Asia and Africa.
  15. Female grasshoppers lay egg pods containing around 24 eggs.
  16. The pod is buried in the ground by the female grasshopper.
  17. After 9 months, the eggs hatch and baby grasshoppers called nymphs are born.
  18. They slowly come to the surface by tunneling through the soil and grow into adult grasshoppers.

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