National Geographic : 1952 Aug
© National Geographic Society 24U + Bulbous "Nose" Between Biting Jaws Is Really the Long-horned Grasshopper's Upper Lip Antennae which equal or exceed the body length identify the Long-horned Grasshopper (enlarged 10times). The long-horned family includes the Mormon cricket, which in1848 threatened todestroy crops inUtah until flocks of gulls devoured large numbers. Author and daughter (above) examine aninsect caught inafield ofcoreopsis. To quiet his grasshoppers for their photographs, Dr. Zahl chilled them inanicebucket. + Short-horned Grasshoppers posed on pokeweed berriesdisplay powerful hind-leg hopping muscles. Ifa man could leap as far in proportion to size, a 6-footer could broad-jump 300feet.