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Grasshopper encased in solid lucite. Large Size! Size: 4 1/4" length x 1 3/4" width x 1" depth. Grasshoppers are leaping insects closely related to roaches and crickets. There are 11,000 thousand known species of grasshopper in the world. They live in grassy areas such as fields and forest. Like all insects, grasshoppers have a three-part body that is made up of the grasshopper's head, thorax and abdomen. Grasshoppers have six jointed legs that are incredibly powerful and are able to jump extraordinary distances. A 1-inch grasshopper can leap 20 inches. Despite their large size, grasshoppers are herbivores and have a diet that consists solely of plant matter. Grasshoppers eat grasses, weeds, leaves, shrubs, bark and numerous other species of plants that surround them. In certain countries, grasshoppers are eaten by people as a good source of protein.

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