I am found in gardens, fields, on crops
and forests in almost all climates worldwide.
What I eat:
I am an herbivore, which means I
eat only plants.
What I look like:
I come in many sizes and
up to 5 inches in length. I can walk, hop
great distances and even fly. I have five
eyes and no ears, but can still hear with a
special organ on my abdomen called a
tympanal organ. My large back legs are used
for hopping and making music. My smaller front
legs are used for eating and walking.
How I am born:
I go through three stages of development: egg,
nymph and adult. My egg is laid in the fall and will hatch during the
spring. I hatch into a nymph, which looks like an adult grasshopper,
but without wings. I shed my skin many times to grow. When I become an adult I have developed wings. I will live about one year.