Grasshoppers are insects of the suborder Caelifera within the order Orthoptera, which includes crickets and katydids. They are sometimes referred to as short-horned grasshoppers to distinguish them from the katydids, which have much longer antennae. Grasshopper is an insect that belongs to the order Orthoptera. There are over 11 000 species of grasshoppers that can be found worldwide. They can survive in different climates and in numerous habitats. Grasshoppers can be found in the temperate forests, tropical rainforests, meadows, areas near the ponds and streams, rocky areas and even deserts. Grasshoppers are symbols of luck in Japan. Certain species of grasshoppers are endangered due to habitat loss (as a result of increased agriculture and urban development).
The grasshoppers favourite foods are grasses, leaves and cereal crops. One particular grasshopper the Shorthorn grasshopper only eats plants, but it can go berserk and eat every plant in sight makes you wander where they put it all. Grasshoppers are most active during the day, but also feed at night. They do not have nests or territories and some species go on long migrations to find new supplies of food. Most species are solitary and only come together to mate, but the migratory species sometimes gather in huge groups of millions or even billions of individuals.