Cover Picture

Steve's Nature Quiz #7

in Science

Is this insect

a) a stick insect?

b) a grasshopper?

c) a katydid?

The first clue here is in those back legs; they are huge in comparison with the front and middle legs. This tells us that the insect in  question is a member of the Orthoptera which includes all grasshoppers, crickets and katydids. The legs of a stick insect are more uniform in size. The second clue is in the antennae sticking out of the front of his head; katydids have long, whip-like antennae (often longer than their body) whereas grasshoppers have much shorter and thicker antennae. So, long back legs + short, thick antennae = answer b) a grasshopper.

Find more interesting nature facts in the latest Crete Nature post: Welcome To The Wildlife Hotel

Niume community

user thumb user thumb
{{postData.response.imageUploadPercent}}% Complete more less
Hype {{comment.hype}}
Hype {{reply.hype}}
{{comment.response.imageUploadPercent}}% Complete

Facebook comments


Please tell us the reason for your report.

Reasons to Remove this post:

Add a comment (optional)

* please select at least one reason.

* unable to remove post.

Share: {{::postData.title}}

Your post has been published! Now share it to reach more people.

Make sure you check our Resources Page with tips and videos to increase the reach of your posts.


Are you sure you want to delete this post?