Many grasshoppers are preyed upon by such creatures as spiders, beetles,wasps, birds, lizards, mice, and snakes.
Grasshoppers have terrific leaping ability. Many grasshoppers can leapup to 20 times their body length. Grasshoppers use their great leaping abilityto escape danger. Often, grasshoppers spit a brownish liquid that aids in protection against attacks by other insects.
Like other insects, grasshoppers have a 3-sectioned body. These sectionsinclude the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. The grasshopper's head has 5 eyes and 2 antennae. Also, like other insects, the grasshopper has 6 legs, and it uses all 6 legs for walking.
Grasshoppers lay between 2 and 120 eggs in the autumn of the year. The eggs areheld together with a sticky substance from the female's body. The young hatch thefollowing spring. It takes between 40 and 60 days for the grasshoppers to mature intoadults.
Some common types of grasshoppers include the long-horned grasshopper, theshort-horned grasshopper, and the katydid.