Parts and Functions of a Grasshopper
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A pair of jointed appendages located on the head of an insect above the mouthparts. Antenna is something like our nose but sense more information than our nose. It perceives odours, touch, humidity, vibration, wind velocity and direction.
There are usually two compound eyes, located on each side of the head. Each eye composes of a number of individual units called ommatidia , which is marked by a hexagonal facet. Compound eyes can see shape, colour, movement, and tell the distance. Grasshoppers have large compound eyes and and have a board field of vision.
Also known as Ocelli. Those eyes can only detect light intensity and not actually see anything. It is believed that they help to find the sea-level or horizontal during flying.
suspended from the clypeus and form the upper lip. Their function is to help keep food in the mouth.
transverse jaws for cutting and grinding.
also function as a set of jaws for food manipulation.
functions as a lower lip
the four, short front legs that are used for walking
he long, hindmost pair of the grasshopper's six legs
tube that delivers eggs
Dorsal Blood Vessel
network of airtubes
ventral nerve chord
bundle of nerve cells
grinds food with chittinous plates
pockets of the stomach that secrete enzymes that break down food
transports waste through the digestive system from the hind gut to the rectum
removes chemical waste from the blood
passageway for digested waste from the intestine to the anus