If you hear a grasshopper chirping, count how many times he chirps in 15 seconds. Add 39 to that number. That is the temperature in Fahrenheit degrees. However, grasshoppers will usually stop chirping when the weather is below 55 degrees or so.
Appearance• Small winged insect with large back legs• Comes in many colors like brown and green
Habitat• Grasshoppers live EVERYWHERE !• Grasshoppers are found on all continents except Antarctica• They prefer dry open habitats with lots of grass and other low plants
Life cycle• Grasshoppers go from an egg to nymph and finally an adult.• It takes about 9 weeks for a grasshopper to become an adult
Diet and digestion • Grasshoppers are herbivores. They eat a range of grasses, leaves and cereal crops. • A grasshopper’s digestive system include a foregut and a hindgut. The foregut is the mouth area and the hindgut is the anal region.
Predators• Some predators of the grasshopper are birds, blister beetles, squash bugs and cucumber beetles.• Humans also eat grasshoppers in many places around the world.
How grasshoppers help• They keep plant life under control• They are a source of food
How we affect grasshoppers• We continue to build on their habitats• We use them in science• We eat them as a food source.• We step on them
How we can help• Don’t step on them• When you see one leave it alone• Preserve their habitat
COOL FACTSThe grasshopper uses his wings to glide,not flySome grasshoppers will jump 200 timestheir length in one jump.You can determine the temperature basedon the chirping of grasshoppers.There are over 10,000 known species ofgrasshoppers