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Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are similar to crickets although they are generally larger and have distinctive heads. The Antennae, as opposed to the cricket, is much smaller than it’s body and the ovipositor, or egg-laying organ, is positioned differently. Grasshoppers are excellent jumpers and can usually be found in grassy areas as it is their favorite food. However, they are omnivorous and will eat decaying leaves, plant matter and other available sustenance. Grasshoppers will make a chirping sound, and unlike the cricket, it is produced be rubbing the hind legs together or against the abdomen. Grasshoppers are not harmful to humans, but they may cause minimal damage to crops and gardens.

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