Monkey Grasshopper


Common Name: Monkey Grasshopper

Order Name: Orthoptera

Family Name: Eumastacidae

With few visible flowering plants in tropical rainforests, insect have been named the flowers of the jungle. This brightly colored grasshopper lives up to that reputation. With ears on the sides of its abdomen, these hoppers are distinguishable from crickets and katydids by the short stubby antennae. Locust relatives have and continue to effect man when they swarm in the millions during their migratory rampages, consuming everything in their path.