Grasshoppers and Crickets

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Grasshoppers and Crickets

Grasshoppers and crickets are often disliked in the farming industries as their swarms can wipe out entire crops. Native American tribes that relied on their crops associated the grasshopper with bad luck. It was also said that the grasshopper would bite a child’s nose if they disobeyed!

http://www.native-languages.org/legends-grasshopper.htm

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Once inside the cave you will notice you are not alone, you are surrounded by Cave Crickets!

Cave Crickets are found in forest environments, animal burrows, cellars, under stones, in wood and of course in caves. They only look vaguely similar to the well known Field Cricket and are from a different superfamily (Grylloidea).

Wikipedia’s Webpage to learn more about Cave Crickets

 

 

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This Katydid’s body resemble green leaves, making them well camouflaged while sitting on trees! They eat leaves from the top of trees and bushes where there may be fewer predators.

Insect Identification Website to learn more about the Katydid

 

 

 

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Common Conehead Cricket are mostly active during summer and early fall, when meadow grasses are at their peak. Be careful, as they can give a strong bite due to strong jaws from chewing on tough grasses!!

Learn more here, and to identify other insects.

 

 

 

 

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The Differential Grasshopper are considered a pest in most regions for crops and found throughout North America. A single swarm can take out a young crop within a few days.

Learn more about the Differential Grasshopper here.

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