Grasshoppers are insects???
i thought they were dogs.
ohh how fascinating.....
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes, they are insects.They are mainly found in the tropical forests of the world.There are about 11,000 species of grasshoppers, including locusts, to date.
Grasshoppers and locusts are different mainly because locusts are rebellious and destructive compared to the harmless grasshopper.
Grasshoppers eat small insects and eat small leaves.
The grasshopper's reproductive system consists of the gonads, the ducts which carry sexual products to the exterior, and accessory glands. In males, the testes consist of a number of follicles which hold the spermatocytes as they mature and form packets of elongated spermatozoa.
During reproduction, the male grasshopper introduces sperm into the ovipositor through its aedeagus (reproductive organ), and inserts its spermatophore, a package containing the sperm, into the female's ovipositor. The sperm enters the eggs through fine canals called micropyles. The female then lays the fertilized egg pod, using her ovipositor and abdomen to insert the eggs about one to two inches underground, although they can also be laid in plant roots or even manure. The egg pod contains several dozens of tightly-packed eggs that look like thin rice grains. The eggs stay there through the winter, and hatch when the weather has warmed sufficiently. In temperate zones, many grasshoppers spend most of their life as eggs through the cooler months (up to 9 months) and the active states (young and adult grasshoppers) live only up to three months. The first nymph to hatch tunnels up through the ground, and the rest follow. Grasshoppers develop through stages and progressively get larger in body and wing size. This development is referred to as hemimetabolous or incomplete metamorphosis since the young are rather similar to the adult.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasshopper
- 1 decade ago
Grasshoppers are a type of insect with an exoskeleton.