Information about the Plains Lubber Grasshopper:
The Plains or Western Lubber Grasshopper is a large and colorful grasshopper native to the central and southern regions of North America. Unlike many grasshoppers, it is not a significant threat to crops, as it tends to prefer broad-leaved plants and doesn't congregate in large numbers. Although it is thought to prefer sunflowers. Coloration can vary, with some adults having blueish parts on the head and back legs, and others being green. Females are less colorful than the males. Like other insects, this grasshopper uses its antennae to feel and smell. It has two pairs of eyes (simple and compound) to see. The tympanum, or a round membrane located on either side of its body near its hind legs, allows it to "hear" or detect sound waves. For tasting, it uses the parts of its mouth called palps. To breathe, it has spiracles, or tiny holes located all along the abdomen.
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