The Giant grasshopper, above, is found in Central and South America. Its wingspan can reach 26 cm., and in flight it is sometimes mistaken for a bird. The bright orange underwings can be flashed to startle predators and allow the insect a chance to escape.
Above is a beautiful tropical grasshopper in the Titanacris genus.
Differences between grasshoppers and crickets
|Antennae||Short, relatively thick||Long and thin|
|Hearing||Organs located each side of abdomen near where it joins the thorax||On the hindmost leg|
Below is a grasshopper head giving the names of the mouthparts etc.