Grasshoppers are insects that belong to the suborder Caelifera of the order Orthoptera. There are around 18,000 different species of grasshoppers, but they can be divided into 2 main groups, according to the length of their antennae: long-horned and short-horned grasshoppers. The short-horned ones usually (though not always) refer to locusts.
Grasshoppers are insects that belong to the suborder Caelifera of the order Orthoptera. They are voracious plant-eaters, being able to consume almost half of their body weight every day. Due to this, they are considered by many to be dangerous pests when it comes to cereals, vegetables, pastures, flowers.
Wherever you find grass, you will also find grasshoppers, and a few of the hundreds of grasshopper species found in North America can be major garden pests. Cool, rainy summers cause many grasshoppers to fall prey to disease, while hot, dry weather can lead to major grasshopper headaches.
Grasshoppers are insects of the suborder Caelifera within the order Orthoptera, which also includes crickets. They are typically ground-dwelling insects with powerful hind legs which enable them to escape from threats by leaping vigorously. At high population densities and under certain environmental conditions, some species can change colour and behaviour as they form swarms. This is when they are known as locusts. Grasshoppers are plant-eaters, with a few species at times becoming serious pests of cereals, vegetables and pasture, especially when they swarm in their millions as locusts and destroy crops over wide areas.