Long-orned grasshopper (Tettigoniidae) is a large-sized insect species native to Australia. The long-horned grasshopper is known for its leaf-like body shape. A long-horned grasshopper is also known as Katydid. This species is closely related to crickets. They make sounds at the mating time.
Name & Scientific Name of Long-horned grasshopper
Scientific Classification of Long-horned grasshopper
Long-horned grasshoppers belong to the family Tettigoniidae. A long-horned grasshopper is a species of insect. There are more than 6300 species and 1100 genera of Long-horned grasshopper insects. Their conservation status is 'Not extinct'. These species are listed on the red list on ICUN.
Living locations & Habitat of Long-horned grasshopper
They are widely distributed species in the world. Long-horned grasshopper is found in Australia, South Africa, Canada, and the United States. Mostly they are found to live on trees, bushes, grasses, etc. They are habitats such as Tropical areas.
Physical Classification of Long-horned grasshopper
They are physically medium to large-sized insects. It's whole body covers with a green colored hard shell. They have a thin body like a leaf with thin legs. Their rear legs are longer than the front legs. Their rear legs help them to jump. Also, an adult can fly. An adult length around 1 cm to 6 cm and Some of them can grow up to 12 cm. Their weight around 1 g to 8 g. They are a very fast insect species.
Diet, Prey & Predator of Long-horned grasshopper
Long-horned grasshopper is mainly part of the Omnivore diet, which means they eat meat and plants. They mostly eat leaves, plants, dead insects, insect eggs. Long-horned grasshopper has some natural predators like birds, spiders, frogs, snakes.
Lifestyle and lifespan of Long-horned grasshopper
Their lifespan up to 1 year in the wild. A long-horned grasshopper is a nocturnal and solitary insect. But sometimes they live in a small group.
Breed of Long-horned grasshopper
At the age of 1 to 4 months males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 135 days. The young are called 'Larva'.
- The long-horned grasshopper looks like the leaf of the tree.
- They are creat a strange sound at the mating time at night.