2 Life stages of a Grasshopper Tiny grasshopper (nymphs) hatch from eggs in spring and early summer. The egg hutching stage extend over a month or more. The nymphs resemble wingless adults and develop through five to six stages (moults). At the end of each stage the nymphs shed their cuticle (skin) and grow larger.Their are Six stages to a grasshopper before it becomes an adult.The Six stages are:The hatching1St Moult2Nd Moult3Rd Moult4Th Moult5Th MoultThen they are an Adult Grasshopper
3 Grasshopper nymphs normally reach the adult stage in five to six weeks. Adult grasshoppers have wings and begin laying eggs one to two weeks after becoming adults.Once the grasshopper reaches adult stage they live two to three months and will produce one generation per year.Egg sackFrom hatching to laying eggs
5 What grasshoppers eat to survive Grasshoppers eat leafy green plants but some long-horned grasshoppersalso eat dead animals or catch and eat other insects.
6 Grasshoppers can be 5mm to 100mm in length Their body is made up of three sections:the headthe thoraxthe abdomenTheir Antennae come in many lengths It can be longerthan their body.Most grasshoppers have large bulbous eyes but some found in caves have small or no eyes at all.Grasshoppers can have either one or two sets of wings:Forewings which are hard and see-through or cloudyHindwing which are clear and fold like a fan but are much bigger than the Forewing.Grasshoppers have six legs which are thin and have spines (bones).Two Jumping legsFour walking legsGrasshoppers also come in many colours so they can camouflage
8 Why I chose to do grasshoppers Because they eat plants and I have many in my garden as seen in pictures belowWhere I found my informationI found some information from the Internet using the following websites:My own book - Insects & spiders by John OwenMy own vegetable garden – the grasshoppers love to eat my plants.