Grasshoppers are truly amazing insects — they can leap 20 times the length of their own bodies. If you tried that, you would have to jump almost 40 yards! Grasshoppers also make a lot of noise (some think it’s music, though) by rubbing their wings together, snapping them while flying, and also by rubbing their hind legs across their front wings.
Grasshoppers can be found almost anywhere except for very cold places near the North and South poles.
These insects are herbivores and they live in fields and meadows.
There are 18,000 types of grasshoppers divided into two main groups — long-horned grasshoppers (in picture) with long antennae and short-horned grasshoppers with short antennae called locusts. Most long-horned grasshoppers blend in with the vegetation due to their body colour and are active at night.