Study Your Grasshopper
- Check out your hopper’s color, body parts, and behavior. Use a magnifier for a better look.
- Can you find five eyes? (Hint: two are big.) Breathing holes along the sides of the abdomen? Jaws?
- Does it have wings? Are the antennae short or long? How does it use its front legs? Rear legs?
- Keep a journal of its activities and your discoveries. Then, after a few days, take your hopper back to where you found it and let it go.
Here are some of the species (kinds) of grasshoppers you might find. Click each name for a flashcard of fast facts!
- Differential Grasshopper
- American Bird Grasshopper
- Devastating Grasshopper
- Migratory Grasshopper
- Pallid-winged Grasshopper
- Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper
- Red-legged Locust
- Two-striped Grasshopper
- Speckled Rangeland Grasshopper