Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Interesting facts about Grasshopper

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera

Interesting facts about Grasshopper
  1. Has hairs ("sensilla") all over the body to detect air movement.
  2. Can hear up to 50,000 Hz.
  3. They can leap twenty times the length of its body.
  4. Grasshoppers are found everywhere instead of some cold regions near the two poles.
  5. If you pick up a grasshopper, it will spit a brown liquid. This is often known as 'tobacco juice'.
  6. There are 18,000 types of grasshoppers in the world.
  7. Grasshoppers do not have ears. They sense sound with an organ known as tympanum which is present in their knees.
  8. The sound made by grasshoppers is actually the grasshoppers rubbing their hind legs. The sound is made by male grasshoppers and not all types of grasshoppers may produce this sound.

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