The differences between grasshoppers and locusts
By: Susan Smalls
Locusts are a type of grasshopper, so the two insects share many characteristics. They both have large compound eyes, antennae, mouths with strong mandibles and elongated hind legs for jumping. Scientifically, there is no taxonomical difference between the two insects; the main difference lies in...
A brief look at nocturnal insects
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Some nocturnal insects include moths, fireflies, mosquitoes, crickets, grasshoppers and katydids. These insects lay eggs, and usually few people like them. Some of them like mosquitoes can cause health problems. Fireflies are fun insects that children will like to find. Crickets fill the world with...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Earthworms are invertebrates. They do not have backbones such as reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and amphibians. Insects, spiders, jellyfish and millipedes are examples of invertebrates. Earthworms belong to a group of animals called Annelids. Annelids are segmented worms or worms with little rings. The segments...
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts are subtle differences. The difference occurs every fifteen or twenty years when the area where they live experiences heavy rain. The heavy rain causes millions of eggs to hatch. This changes the balance of their ecosystem. Scientists have learned...

 

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