I can vividly recall my childhood memory of running after this creature called grasshopper in our neighborhood and even on the field or on farmland. This black and yellow colour insect gives us reason to run around the neighborhood and catch fun.
I live in a new site where you can still find some scanty bushes. I was taking a work one day and I saw these beautiful insects lurking around the popular ‘Akintola leave’. And because I used to go around with my Canon EOS 550 camera, I quickly jumped at the opportunity and offered the Grasshoppers a photo session.
I was fascinated when I learnt that Grasshoppers have ears on their bellies. These pair of hearing devices were tucked behind the wings on their abdomen. Very interesting fact if you ask me.
According to an online fact, Romalea guttata (the botanical name for Grasshopper) Actual mating between grasshoppers can last from 45 minutes to well over a day. Some females will mate with several males depending on the species.
I also learnt that Grasshoppers make music by stridulating or crepitating
Grasshoppers are famous for the distinctive chirping noise that they make when they rub or flick their lower back legs on their forewings
Grasshopper can actually fly because they have such powerful jumping legs, people sometimes don’t realize they have wings, too
Do you also know that grasshoppers provide an important source of protein to people in many parts of the world.
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About the Author
Olabode Ojomop is the Creative Partner/Founder of Olabodeskills, a Young Lion Competition Winner (Print Category) in 2010. He is a seasoned Visual Designer with specialty in Typography, Digital Art and Photography. He is currently a Deputy Art Director with one of Nigeria’s top Advertising Agency and has worked on various accounts like Western Union, First Bank, British America Tobacco (BAT), Pfizer, Etisalat, Multi-Choice, Swipha, FSDH, Binatone and Cadbury. His love for art is uncontrollable.