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grasshopper on flower

grasshopper on bright pink zinnia flower

Grasshopper on zinnia flower IMG 5685 - Despite its name, this common insect feeds on far more than grass. Grasshoppers cause considerable damage to ornamental plants and vegetables grown in home gardens, and are despised by farmers as they often descend on crops in plague proportions. Birds see them in a different light however, as these unwelcome insects form a major part of the diet of many Australian native species.

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