A Day in the Life of an Arthropod
How Do Grasshoppers and Arthropods Breathe?
All About Arthropods and Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers or Caelifera make their homes in meadows and fields which is appropriate considering their main sources of sustenance are grass, leaves and cereal crops. Unfortunately this leaves them vulnerable to many predators like birds, frogs and snakes. Fortunately they have adapted to their environment by evolving large eyes that blend in with their environment, hind legs to jump away from predators, a hard exoskeleton for protection, and camouflage. Even with all of these adaptation the grasshoppper still can't avoid its' largest predator; man. Humans in some parts of the world have made the grasshopper a popular snack! Grasshoppers contribute to nutrient turnover in the soil simply by defecating.
How do Grasshoppers and Arthropods Breathe?
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