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.
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  2. Grasshopper do not have lungs, instead they have 10 pairs of spiracles (tiny holes) in their thoraxes and abdomens, through which they breathe.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.

Grasshopper

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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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