Grasshoppers are in the same family as crickets, katydids, mantids and walkingsticks. Some grasshoppers are able to "sing" by rubbing the edge of a wing across a file-like ridge on another wing. Some make noise by snapping their wings. Others rub their legs against the thickened front wing to make sound. Usually, it is the males that do the singing. Some females of some species can produce noises. The frequently heard calling song, is used to attract a mate. Some can produce more than one kind of sound.
Some grasshoppers are destructive to crops. Most of them feed on plants, but a few are predators, and some are omnivorous, eating almost anything.
Near where I live, there is a mountain called Grasshopper Mountain. It was so named because there are many grasshoppers up there at certain times of the year.
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