Only A Grasshopper

Today was just an ordinary day for me, the only photos I was able to  take for today’s blog were those of a grasshopper. GrasshopperGrasshoppers are fascinating insects and here are a few facts I read about them today.

  1. Grasshoppers have no ears, but they hear through an eardrum (tympanum) which is located on their abdomens.
  2. Grasshopper do not have lungs, instead they have 10 pairs of spiracles (tiny holes) in their thoraxes and abdomens, through which they breathe.
  3. Grasshoppers have five eyes – two complex multifaceted eyes on the top of their heads which consists of thousands of small eyes, and three simple eyes which enable them to look sideways, forward and backward.
  4. Grasshoppers have six legs – four short legs for walking and two hindmost legs used for jumping. They are known to jump a distance of approx. 20 times their own length.
  5. Grasshoppers are tasty when eaten, and they are a good source of iron and protein. Warning: Persons should be cautious when eating raw grasshoppers as they can contain tapeworms.



2 thoughts on “Only A Grasshopper

  1. Hope to see grasshopper flour soon. I heard they have cricket flour. Saw some guys pitching it on ABC Shark tank. I need a quick, easy way to get my daily intake of protein.

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