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Reflections in Nature: Grasshoppers can leap 5 feet

September 23, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

As I walked through a field of tall grass, I saw grasshoppers jumping everywhere, and I was amazed at the distance they jumped. Later that night, I looked through several books and found that grasshoppers can jump 20 times the length of their bodies; while 3 feet is typical for a jump, some grasshoppers have been known to jump 5 feet.



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