Green Bird Grasshopper
Grasshoppers. We have all heard about the famous story of the grasshopper and the ant, but how much do we actually know much about these infamous insects? The Green Bird Grasshopper is a common garden grasshopper in the American Southwest.
Grasshoppers, also known as locusts, make music by rubbing their wings or legs together, and they are capable of jumping up to 20 times the length of their bodies. Something very unique to insects in the grasshopper family is that they have ears on their abdomens. These ears vibrate when picking up on soundwaves, mimicking the way and eardrum works. Because of this unusual ear drum, grasshoppers are able to hear each other’s music with ease. [Read more…]