Grasshoppers are insects in the order Orthoptera. Grasshoppers can leap about twenty times the length of their own body. They can also fly and can reach speeds of up to 8 mph
Difficult to photograph as there always seems to be a piece of stray grass in the way. Getting a nice clean background with these insects is often a problem as well.
Crickets belong to the Orthoptera family the same as Grasshoppers. The main difference between a Cricket and Grasshopper when seen in the field is that Crickets have much longer antennae than a Grasshopper
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