[A.S.] A small insect that hops among and feeds on grass in summer. Most grasshoppers are colored like the leaves and grasses on which they feed. They do not move in flocks, and are more active at night than by day. They cannot walk, but move by leaps. They have .large wings, but do not fly far. The males make a shrill sound with their wings. The katydid makes a sound which is sometimes heard a quarter of a mile distant. The eggs of the grasshopper are covered with a thick skin, and lie all winter in water. Turkeys and other fowls devour many grasshoppers.