Photo: San Jose del Progreso
Wikipedia: Grasshoppers are a group of insects belonging to the suborder Caelifera. They are among what is probably the most ancient living group of chewing herbivorous insects, dating back to the early Triassic around 250 million years ago.
Grasshoppers are typically ground-dwelling insects with powerful hind legs which allow them to escape from threats by leaping vigorously. As hemimetabolous insects, they do not undergo complete metamorphosis; they hatch from an egg into a nymph or “hopper” which undergoes five moults, becoming more similar to the adult insect at each developmental stage. At high population densities and under certain environmental conditions, some grasshopper species can change color and behavior and form swarms. Under these circumstances, they are known as locusts.
Grasshoppers in Las Vegas
Wet conditions cause Pallid-winged grasshoppers to migrate north
— Reed Cowan (@reedNews3LV) July 26, 2019
This is… interesting 😨 pic.twitter.com/jbjD237gx7
— Las Vegas Locally 🌴 (@LasVegasLocally) July 26, 2019
Why couldn’t it have been a swarm of koalas 🐨
— Tedd Florendo (@TeddFlorendo) July 26, 2019
How Las Vegas looks during the #GrasshopperInvasion 😄🦗
A little funny but we know it can be freaky at the same time. Here's when we can expect these critters to be on their way out of the valley: https://t.co/eKWjbXExe5
— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) July 27, 2019
Grasshoppers in Mexico