Grasshoppers - huubdewaard
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Portrait juvenile grasshopper, made with magnification factor 6 and f/11 using
a Canon 7D, the Canon macrolens MP-E 65mm/f2.8 and a Canon 2x teleconverter.

The grasshopper is an insect of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. To distinguish it from bush crickets or katydids, it is sometimes referred to as the short-horned grasshopper. Species that change colour and behaviour at high population densities are called locusts.

Grasshoppers prefer to eat grasses, leaves and cereal crops. Some will tend to eat from a single host plant, while others will eat from a variety of sources throughout the day. Only one of the 8000 species of grasshopper will only eat a single species of plant (source: Wikipedia).

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