Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets)

These insects are herbivorous. They often have long back legs for jumping, this helps them evade predators.

Above: a grasshopper.

Above: a katydid on a plant outside Macy's in New York.

Above: a bush cricket.

Above: a cricket shedding skin (ecdysis).


Above: a bush cricket.

Above: Locusts at a local pet shop.



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