Grasshopper Fun Facts

A grasshopper blends in with the rocky ground
A grasshopper is camouflaged as is stands on a rocky area.

NPS/Adam Ortega

  • Grasshoppers are herbivores, they eat plants and other types of vegetation

  • Ground dwelling insects with the ability to jump long distances to evade threats

  • Large grasshoppers can jump between 10 and 20 times its body length without the help of its wings

  • Swarms of grasshoppers, also known as locusts, can do extreme damage to crops over a huge area – like a homestead. Swarms can eat and destroy precious crops on a homestead.

  • In many countries, grasshoppers are considered a delicate food

Last updated: May 30, 2022

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