There are hundreds of different species that fall into this category of insects. Locusts are a swarming type of grasshopper. The largest types may grow up to 2 1/2 inches in length. Of course, they are noted for their powerful hind legs which allow them to jump relatively long distances.

Generally, grasshoppers do not form a major threat to ornamental landscapes.

Usually, you can just leave them alone. However, if they "bug" you, you can hand pick individuals that you see on your landscape plants.

Note: We have provided some general information and observations on this topic aimed at the home gardener. Before you take any serious action in your landscape, check with your state's land grant university's Cooperative Extension Service for the most current, appropriate, localized recommendations.

Types of Insects

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