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Grasshopper

Schistocerca americana
Grasshopper

Range

They are found all over the world. There are more than 1,000 kinds of grasshoppers just in the U.S.

Habitat

They live in fields, yards, farms and on roadsides.

Body Traits

They can be green, yellow-brown body and wings with large back legs for jumping, though they come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Habits

They can fly and will fly short distances to escape predators. Some fly a long ways.

Diet

They eat plants, so are garden and farm pests.

Reproduction

Females lay eggs in the soil in foam that makes them stick together into a “pod.”

Grasshopper

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class:     Insecta
Order:     Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Family: Acrididae
Genus:     Schistocerca
Species: S. americana

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