Wild NCC

Short-Horned Grasshopper

(Orthoptera acrididea)

Named for their short, heavy antennae that are generally much shorter than their body. They can range from brown to yellow-green in color, and grow anywhere from 5mm to to over 10cm. Most species are green or light-brown in color, helping them hide against predictors. A female short-horned grasshopper can lay about 100 eggs at a time.