• Grasshoppers can leap 20 times their body length.
  • The grasshopper can jump as far as it does because its hind legs act like miniature catapults. It bends its legs at the knee, mechanism within the knee works like a spring, storing up energy. When the grasshopper is ready to jump, it relaxes the leg muscles, allowing the spring to release flinging it into the air.
  • Grasshoppers have ears on their bellies.
  • Grasshoppers existed long before dinosaurs.
  • Grasshoppers spit to defend themselves.